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AIMS To use a published polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for the detection and identification of thermotolerant Campylobacter species (Camp. jejuni, Camp. coli and Camp. lari) in tandem with a Most Probable Number (MPN) technique to enumerate these species in water samples. METHODS AND RESULTS An initial study of 42 river water samples compared the(More)
The present study describes for the first time a procedure for the radiolabeling of fullerene (C(60)) nanocrystals (nanoC(60)) with Na (125)I, as well as the biodistribution of radiolabeled nanoC(60) ((125)I-nanoC(60)). The solvent exchange method with tetrahydrofuran was used to make colloidal water suspensions of radiolabeled nanoC(60) particles. The(More)
AIM To investigate the influence of certain cytotoxic drugs on the organ uptake of the following (99m)Tc-radiopharmaceuticals: (99m)Tc-2,3-dicarboxypropane-1,1-diphosphonic acid ((99m)Tc-DPD), (99m)Tc-meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid ((99m)Tc-DMSA), (99m)Tc-tin colloid and (99m)Tc-macroaggregated albumin ((99m)Tc-MAA). Methotrexate sodium and(More)
In this study, we have investigated the synthesis of nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite (HAp) and hydroxyapatite coated with chitosan (HAp/Ch) and the chitosan-poly-d,l-lactide-co-glycolide polymer blend (HAp/Ch-PLGA) as an organ-targeting system. We have examined and defined the final destination, as well as the dynamics and the pathways of the synthesized(More)
BACKGROUND 99mTc-phosphate and 99mTc-IDA complexes, made by the addition of 99mTcO4- to the kits, have been applied to bone and gallbladder imaging respectively, for many years. In this paper, an effort to label DPD and EHIDA with [99mTc(CO)3(H2O)3]+ was carried out. MATERIAL AND METHODS DPD and EHIDA were synthesised and prepared in kit form in INS(More)
BACKGROUND The reliable method for determination of identity and radiochemical purity (RCP) is of great importance in radiopharmaceutical development. This is especially relevant when more than one form of radiometal/ligand complex can be formed during radiolabelling, such as complexes of 99mTc or 188Re with meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), where(More)
Colloidal particle size is an important characteristic to consider when choosing a radiopharmaceutical for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes in nuclear medicine. Photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to determine the particle-size distribution of (90)Y- and (99m)Tc-labelled antimony trisulfide(More)
Two different types of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were synthesized in order to compare their efficiency as radioactive vectors, Fe₃O₄-Naked (80 ± 5 nm) and polyethylene glycol 600 diacid functionalized Fe₃O₄(Fe₃O₄-PEG600) MNPs (46 ± 0.6 nm). They were characterized based on the external morphology, size distribution, and colloidal and magnetic(More)
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are of immense interest for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine. Design and development of new iron oxide-based MNPs for such applications is of rather limited breadth without reliable and sensitive methods to determine their levels in body tissues. Commonly used methods, such as ICP, are quite problematic, due(More)
In this study, tin fluoride colloid (SnF-c) was prepared, labeled with yttrium-90 ((90)Y), and characterized with respect to its physicochemical properties and biological behavior in an animal model. Particle size of SnF-c, at constant concentration of SnF(2), was dependent on pH, concentration of sodium fluoride (NaF), temperature, and time. The particle(More)