Pet studies of brain metabolism in exercise research

Manabu Tashiro, Toshihiko Fujimoto, Mohammad Mehedi Masud, Sabina Khondkar, Shoichi Watanuki, Kazuhiko Yanai, Masatoshi Itoh, Keizo Ishii

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This chapter provides an accounting of studies using nuclear medicine techniques, especially positron emission tomography (PET), to measure regional brain activity induced by exercise. We describe the advantages and limitations of PET examinations using [18 F] fl uorodeoxyglucose ([18 F]FDG). PET is an interesting method for the exercise sciences, as studied subjects can move freely during the measurement due to the “metabolic trapping” property of [18 F]FDG. We also describe the molecular mechanisms of cerebral glucose consumption and cerebral blood fl ow regulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781461432937
ISBN (Print)9781461432920
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1


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