Frank Roesch

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UNLABELLED The (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator provides an excellent source of positron-emitting (68)Ga. However, newly available "ionic" (68)Ge/(68)Ga radionuclide generators are not necessarily optimized for the synthesis of (68)Ga-labeled radiopharmaceuticals. The eluates have rather large volumes, a high concentration of H(+) (pH of 1), a breakthrough of(More)
Bisphosphonates are well established ligands for Tc for planar and SPECT/CT imaging of osteoblastic metastases. A novelDOTA-based bisphosphonate, (4-{[bis-(phosphonomethyl)) carbamoyl]methyl}-7,10-bis(carboxymethyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododec-1-yl)acetic acid (BPAMD) [1, 2], was labelled using the Ge/Ga generator-derived positron emitter Ga [3], resulting(More)
This article reviews the development of bifunctional chelates for synthesising (68)Ga radiopharmaceuticals. It structures the chelates into groups of macrocycles, nonmacrocycles, and chimeric derivatives. The most relevant bifunctional chelates are discussed in chelate structure, parameters of (68)Ga-labeling, and stability of the (68)Ga-chelate complexes.(More)
The quantitative uptake kinetics of (2-[18F]fluoropropionyl-(D)phe1)-octreotide (I), a somatostatin (SRIF) receptor-specific tracer, was measured by PET. Conventional organ biodistribution and in vivo stabilities of the tracer as well as in vivo displacement and SRIF receptor blocking were determined. The 18F-fluorinated octreotide was compared with(More)
This study was performed to demonstrate the quantitative in vivo assessment of human pharmacokinetics of 90Y-radiotherapeutics using the positron-emitting substitute 86Y and PET. This technique is illustrated in a patient with disseminated bone metastases from breast cancer who was injected with 100 MBq of 86Y-citrate as an analog of the commercially(More)
INTRODUCTION Imaging of somatostatin receptor expressing tumours has been greatly enhanced by the use of (68)Ga-DOTATOC and PET/CT. METHODS In this work, a purification method for the (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator eluate and a method to produce (68)Ga-DOTATOC suitable for clinical use were evaluated. The generator eluate was purified and concentrated on a(More)
⁶⁸Ge/⁶⁸Ga radionuclide generators have been investigated for almost fifty years now, since the cyclotron-independent availability of positron emitting ⁶⁸Ga via the ⁶⁸Ge/⁶⁸Ga system had always attracted researches working in basic nuclear chemistry as well as radiopharmaceutical chemistry. However, it took decades and generations of research (and(More)
The goal of this work was to test whether an antibody-based agent approved for use as a single-photon-emitting imaging agent when radiolabeled with technetium-99m could be labeled comparably with a positron-emitting nuclide, technetium-94m. "Instant kits" containing lyophilized NP-4 antibody Fab' fragment of an anticarcinoembryonic antigen IgG (CEA-Scan)(More)
Among the Auger electron emitters, the radiolanthanide 140Nd has some unique nuclear properties with potential for endoradiotherapeutic applications. In the present study, 140Nd was produced via the 140Ce(3He,3n) nuclear process at the FZ Jülich CV28 cyclotron, irradiating CeO2 with 3He particles of 36 MeV primary energy. Yields of about 5 MBq 140Nd per(More)
For application in positron emission tomography (PET), PrP9, a N,N',N''-trisubstituted triazacyclononane with methyl(2-carboxyethyl)phosphinic acid pendant arms, was developed as (68)Ga(3+) complexing agent. The synthesis is short and inexpensive. Ga(III) and Fe(III) complexes of PrP9 were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Stepwise(More)