Obesity and associated metabolic syndrome are a global public health issue. Understanding the pathophysiology of this systemic disease is of critical importance for the development of future therapeutic interventions to improve clinical outcomes. The multiorgan nature of the pathophysiology of obesity presents a unique challenge. Total-body PET imaging, either static or dynamic, provides a vital set of tools to study organ crosstalk. The visualization and quantification of tissue metabolic kinetics with total-body PET in health and disease provides essential information to better understand disease physiology and potentially develop diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.
- Adipose tissue
- Metabolic syndrome
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Skeletal muscle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging