Francesco Sudati

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UNLABELLED Animal studies of infection imaging by a two-step protocol have shown that important improvements in target to nontarget ratios are possible. In this protocol, unlabeled streptavidin is administered and allowed sufficient time to accumulate in the lesion, probably by nonspecific processes, and to clear elsewhere. Thereafter, 111Inbiotin is(More)
(60)Cu and (64)Cu are useful radioisotopes for positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals and may be used for the preparation of promising agents for diagnosis and radiotherapy. In this study, the production and purification of (60/64)Cu starting from (60/64)Ni using a new automated system, namely Alceo, is described. A dynamic process for(More)
We describe a method to postlabel, in vivo, biotinylated monoclonal antibodies pretargeted onto tumor deposits when most of the non-tumor-bound antibodies have already been cleared as avidin-bound complexes. The application of this principle to tumor detection by immunoscintigraphy was tested in 20 patients with histologically documented cancer and(More)
UNLABELLED Prosthetic vascular graft infection, though rare, carries high morbidity and mortality rates; therefore, timely diagnosis is important. Patients, however, often present with vague symptoms, and radiological investigations are frequently inconclusive. These factors may lead to prolonged periods of observation and hospitalization, with the(More)
The novel quinoline-2-carboxamide derivatives N-[methyl-11C]-3-methyl-4-phenyl-N-(phenylmethyl)quinoline-2-carboxamide ([11C]4), (+/-)-N-[methyl-11C]-3-methyl-N-(1-methylpropyl)-4-phenylquinoline-2-carboxamide ([11C]5), and (+/-)-N-[methyl-11C]-3-methyl-4-(2-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-methylpropyl)quinoline-2-carboxamide ([11C]6) were labeled with carbon-11 (t1/2 =(More)
UNLABELLED SPECT radioimmunoscintigraphy with 99mTc-labeled anti-melanoma monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) 225.28S is being used to detect uveal melanoma. Recently, pretargeting methods have been described to reduce background activity and perform imaging in a shorter time interval. METHODS We compared the three-step pretargeting method with conventional(More)
(+/-)-1-[4-(2-Isopropoxyethoxymethyl)-phenoxy]-3-isopropylamino-2-propanol (bisoprolol) is a potent, clinically used beta(1)-adrenergic agent. (R)-(+) and (S)-(-) enantiomers of bisoprolol were labelled with carbon-11 (t(1/2)=20.4 min) as putative tracers for the non-invasive assessment of the beta(1)-adrenoceptor subtype in the human heart and brain with(More)
The imaging of cerebral gliomas with radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) has been previously reported. However, previous studies have been hampered by the drawback of a low tumour to non-tumour ratio. In order to overcome this problem we have developed a three-step pre-targeting method using the avidin-biotin system. The rationale of this technique(More)
Liposomes containing monosialoganglioside (GM1) or polyethylene glycol (PEG) lipid derivatives have prolonged circulation in the blood. This favours liposome extravasation to tumour sites. In this report it is shown that inclusion of GM1, PEG550-DPPE or PEG2000-DPPE in liposomes containing biotin-DPPE significantly diminished the ability of vesicles to bind(More)
Tumour pretargeting techniques based on a three-step approach with the avidin/biotin system and associated with the high-energy beta-emitter yttrium-90 (90Y) have been applied with encouraging results in cancer therapy. While in-vivo stable binding of 90Y through a chelating agent like DOTA is essential for directly labelled monoclonal antibodies in the(More)