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INTRODUCTION The purpose of the EANM Dosimetry Committee Series on "Standard Operational Procedures for Pre-therapeutic Dosimetry" (SOP) is to provide advice to scientists and clinicians on how to perform pre-therapeutic and/or therapeutic patient-specific absorbed dose assessments. MATERIAL AND METHODS This particular SOP gives advice on how to tailor(More)
INTRODUCTION (131)I-meta iodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-mIBG) therapy is established palliation for relapsed neuroblastoma. The topoisomerase-1 inhibitor, topotecan, has direct activity against neuroblastoma and acts as a radiation sensitiser. These 2 treatments are synergistic in laboratory studies. Theoretically, the benefit of (131)I-mIBG treatment could be(More)
OBJECTIVE Ra is an alpha particle emitter that targets areas of increased bone turnover in bone metastases. Alpha particles account for 95% of the 27.8 MeV emitted per decay. Less than 2% of the emissions are from photons. This means that a high absorbed dose will be delivered locally, although the number of photons for imaging will be low. The purpose of(More)
The EANM Dosimetry Committee Series "Standard Operational Procedures for Pre-Therapeutic Dosimetry" (SOP) provides advice to scientists and clinicians on how to perform patient-specific absorbed dose assessments. This particular SOP describes how to tailor the therapeutic activity to be administered for radioiodine therapy of benign thyroid diseases such as(More)
Quantification of nuclear medicine image data is a prerequisite for personalized absorbed dose calculations and quantitative biodistribution studies. The spatial response of a detector is a governing factor affecting the accuracy of image quantification, and the aim of this work was to model this impact. To simulate spatial response, a value for the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this single-site, open-label clinical trial was to determine the biodistribution, pharmacokinetics, absorbed doses, and safety from 2 sequential weight-based administrations of (223)Ra-dichloride in patients with bone metastases due to castration-refractory prostate cancer. METHODS Six patients received 2 intravenous injections of(More)
This paper describes the development of a protocol for SPECT-based tumor dosimetry for (131)I-mIBG therapy patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. The treatment aims to deliver a whole-body dose of 4 Gy in two fractions. Whole-body retention measurements taken during the first fraction are used to guide the second therapy administration. The tumor dose from(More)
Meta-iodobenzylguanidine, or Iobenguane, is an aralkylguanidine resulting from the combination of the benzyl group of bretylium and the guanidine group of guanethidine (an adrenergic neurone blocker). It is a noradrenaline (norepinephrine) analogue and so-called "false" neurotransmitter. This radiopharmaceutical, labeled with 131I, could be used as a(More)
Accurate measurements of whole-body activity retention of patients during radionuclide therapy are essential for two reasons: First, they enable the correct radiation protection advice to be given and second, they permit the accurate determination of the absorbed whole-body dose delivered during therapy. This, in turn, allows treatment planning to be(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to examine the relationship between whole-body absorbed dose and hematologic toxicity and to assess the most accurate method of delivering a prescribed whole-body absorbed dose in (131)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG) therapy for neuroblastoma. METHODS A total of 20 children (1-12 y), 5 adolescents (13-17 y),(More)