Amanda Roberto

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UNLABELLED The potential of a 76Br-labeled anti-carcinoembryonic antigen monoclonal antibody (MAb), 38S1, as tumor-imaging agent for PET was investigated in a comparative experimental study with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) and L-[methyl-11C]methionine ([11C]Met). METHODS The three radiotracers were administered to nude rats carrying subcutaneous(More)
MR imaging has been performed on malignant melanomas in vitro and in vivo. Changes of the water content in an enucleated malignant melanoma in vitro were followed by significant changes of the T1 and T2 values. In mice with implanted subcutaneous melanoma similar changes could be obtained after injection of glucose and fructose intraperitoneally. Malignant(More)
The short proton relaxation times in the MR images of malignant melanomas make them different from most other tumors. We have previously shown that the T1 and T2 signals may be significantly influenced when the water distribution of the tumor is changed in vivo and in vitro. In the present work T1 and T2 were estimated and compared with the electron(More)
It is widely accepted that UV exposure is the main etiological factor for malignant melanoma. Epidemiologic studies, however, have indicated that also chemical carcinogens may be a risk factor for the disease. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene and benzo(a)pyrene represent an important class of carcinogenic chemicals. It(More)
L-2,4-Diamino[4-11C]butyric acid (DAB) was synthesized by an enzyme catalysed carrier added (0.1 micromol KCN) reaction of hydrogen [11C]cyanide with O-acetyl-L-serine followed by reduction. L-[11C]DAB was obtained with a radiochemical purity higher than 96% and with a decay corrected radiochemical yield of 30-40% within a 32 min reaction time. The(More)
The efficacy of treatment with opioids in cancer pain is variable. To evaluate this variability, we (1) applied two parameters, changes in pain intensity (PI) and opioid daily doses (DDs), to distinguish different responses to opioids. The need to switch to another opioid was recorded. We then (2) evaluated the distribution of the responses depending on(More)
The uptake and retention of 14C-thiouracil and 125I-thiouracil in small lung metastases of B16 murine melanoma was studied in beige mice injected intravenously with melanoma cells. By impulse counting of excised tumor and organ pieces, a high concentration of radioactivity was found in the lung metastases, as compared to normal tissues. The highest(More)