|Product:||Oxygen-18 water 10%|
Beckmann, K., Uchtenhagen, H., Berggren, G., Anderlund, M.F., Thapper, A., Messinger, J., Styring, S., Kurz, P., Formation of stoichiometrically 18O-labelled oxygen from the oxidation of 18O-enriched water mediated by a dinuclear manganese complex—a mass spectrometry and EPR study. Energy Environ. Sci., 2008, 1:668-676.
|Applications:||H2O18 is used in positron emission tomography (PET) as a precursor to fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). H2O18 is blasted with hydrogen ions to create fluorine-18, which is then synthesized into FDG and injected into a patient. Images of specific organs can then be viewed using PET. Also used to measure energy expenditure in humans.|