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.
|Title of host publication||Functional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Jan 1|
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