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Eur J Radiol. 2009 May;70(2):254-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2009.01.044. Epub 2009 Mar 3.

Advances in beta-cell imaging.

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Molecular Imaging Laboratory, MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA. amoore@helix.mgh.harvard.edu

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus results in impaired insulin production by pancreatic beta-cells due to their death and/or dysfunction. There is a growing unmet need among diabetes researches and clinicians to assess the level of surviving beta-cells non-invasively. This review will focus on employment of state-of-the-art in vivo imaging methods to estimate and evaluate beta-cell mass in animal models of diabetes.

PMID:
19261414
PMCID:
PMC2680935
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejrad.2009.01.044
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