Mainz, September 7, 2018 – TRON is thrilled to announce an article co-authored by Mustafa Diken and Lina Hilscher in the journal EJNMMI Research (European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Research).


In collaboration with Dr. Matthias Miederer’s group in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Medical Center Mainz, TRON scientists contributed in showing that FDG-PET can be used for in vivo imaging of the immune response to systemic RNA vaccination.  The article describes rapid and transient vaccination-induced increase of FDG uptake within the spleen, reflecting immune activation preceding T-cell proliferation. This finding shows the potential of FDG-PET/CT as a new application to image immune processes in the search for new therapies.


You can read the article here.