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The pharmacokinetics and dosimetry of 86Y-DOTA0-d-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide (86Y-SMT487) were evaluated in a phase I positron emission tomography (PET) study of 24 patients with somatostatin receptor-positive neuroendocrine tumours. The effect of amino acid (AA) co-infusion on renal and tumour uptake was assessed in a cross-over randomised setting. Five(More)
METHODS To assess the potential of thymidine for imaging brain tumors, 20 patients with untreated (n = 14) and recurrent (n = 6) supratentorial intracranial tumors were studied with PET by using 2-[11C]thymidine (Tdr), and the results were compared with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET data. RESULTS Blood analysis consistently revealed a rapid clearance(More)
Pre-clinical studies were carried out in order to characterize in rodents the biodistribution, the binding specificity and the metabolism of [18F]Fluoroethylflumazenil ([18F]FEF), a potential candidate for in vivo imaging of the benzodiazepine receptors. In vivo competition with flumazenil indicates that [18F]FEF binds specifically to the benzodiazepine(More)
BACKGROUND Previous work has documented that dysfunctional noninfarcted collateral-dependent myocardium, a condition typical of myocardial hibernation, exhibited almost normal resting perfusion. The present study was designed to test whether these observations could be extended to unselected patients with chronic dysfunction and a previous infarction. (More)
BACKGROUND Both [13N]ammonia and [15O]water have been used to quantify myocardial blood flow with positron emission tomography using appropriate tracer kinetic models. A direct comparison of the two tracers with radioactive microspheres has not been performed in the same experimental preparation. METHODS AND RESULTS The two tracers have been tested for(More)
Carbon-11 thymidine (TdR) uptake using positron emission tomography (PET) has been measured in ten patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The rate of TdR uptake (mean +/- s.d.) was of 0.009 +/- 0.006 mumol.100 cc-1.min-1 in low-grade NHL. This rate was 0.063 +/- 0.049 mumol.100 cc-1.min-1 in intermediate-grade NHL and 0.159 mumol.100 cc-1.min-1 in a(More)
[18F]-2-(2-Nitroimidazol-1-yl)-N-(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)-acetamide ([18F]-EF3) has been prepared, in 65% chemical yield and 5% radiochemical yield, by coupling 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl 2-(2-nitroimidazol-1-yl) acetate 1 with [18F]-3,3,3-trifluoropropylamine 7. This original radiolabelled key-synthon was obtained in 40% overall chemical yield by oxidative(More)
The 2-nitroimidazole derivative 2-(2-nitroimidazol-1-yl)-N-(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)acetamide (EF3) is a marker which forms adducts into hypoxic cells. Radiosynthesis of [18F]EF3 was recently performed by our group. Our aim was to study the pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, metabolism and specificity for hypoxia of [18F]EF3. MCa-4, SCC VII, NFSA, FSA, FSA II(More)
The regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and metabolic rate for glucose (rCMRGlc) are associated with functional activity of the neural cells. The present work reports a comparison study between rCBF and rCMRGlc in a normal population as a function of age. 10 young (25.9+/-5.6 years) and 10 old (65.4+/-6.1 years) volunteers were similarly studied at rest. In(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the neural networks involved when using an ultrasonic echolocation device, which is a substitution prosthesis for blindness through audition. Using positron emission tomography with fluorodeoxyglucose, regional brain glucose metabolism was measured in the occipital cortex of early blind subjects and blindfolded(More)