Maroor Raghavan Ambikalmajan Pillai

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INTRODUCTION Radionuclide therapy (RNT) is an effective method for bone pain palliation in patients suffering from bone metastasis. Due to the long half-life, easy production and relatively low beta- energy, (177)Lu [T(1/2)=6.73 days, E(beta max)=497 keV, E(gamma)=113 keV (6.4%), 208 keV (11%)]-based radiopharmaceuticals offer logistical advantage for wider(More)
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is a site-directed targeted therapeutic strategy that specifically uses radiolabeled peptides as biological targeting vectors designed to deliver cytotoxic levels of radiation dose to cancer cells, which overexpress specific receptors. Interest in PRRT has steadily grown because of the advantages of targeting(More)
The availability of (99m)Tc for single-photon imaging in diagnostic nuclear medicine is crucial, and current availability is based on the (99)Mo/(99m)Tc generator fabricated from fission-based molybdenum (F (99)Mo) produced using high enriched uranium (HEU) targets. Because of risks related to nuclear material proliferation, the use of HEU targets is being(More)
A new procedure for labeling hydroxyapatite (HA) particles with 188Re for radiation synovectomy is described and standardized. The particles were labeled with 188Re in high yields (99%) in acidic medium. HA particle size remained unaffected by reaction conditions as checked by laser diffraction particle analyzer. 188Re-HA was found to be stable retaining(More)
The preparation of 166Ho labeled hydroxy apatite (HA) particles for radiosynovectomy applications is described in this paper. 166Ho was prepared by the irradiation of Ho2O3 at a flux of 1.8 x 10(13) neutrons/cm2/s for about 7 days. The irradiation resulted in the production of approximately 17 GBq of 166Ho activity at the end of six hours post end of(More)
The progress in diagnostic nuclear medicine over the years since the discovery of 99mTc is indeed phenomenal. Over 80% of the radiopharmaceuticals currently being used make use of this short-lived, metastable radionuclide, which has reigned as the workhorse of diagnostic nuclear medicine. The preeminence of 99mTc is attributable to its optimal nuclear(More)
Designing ideal radiopharmaceuticals for use as bone pain palliatives require the use of a moderate energy beta() emitter as a radionuclide and a suitable polyaminophosphonic acid as a carrier molecule. Owing to its suitable decay characteristics [T(1/2) = 6.73 d, E((max)) = 497 keV, E() = 113 keV (6.4%), 208 keV (11%)] as well as the feasibility of(More)
65-year-old man with left-sided pelvic pain on evaluation was found to have features suggestive of either Paget disease or prostatic bone metastasis of the left hemipelvis based on Tc-MDP bone scan and MRI. Ga-PSMA PET/CT to assess the possibility of primary prostate cancer and if present to stage it helped to rule out prostate cancer because of absence of(More)
99mTc-HEDP is widely used as a bone imaging agent and its Re analog [186Re]Re-HEDP is now well established as a therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for palliation of pain due to bone metastases. In the present paper, we report the work carried out for the preparation of stable 186Re-HEDP which retains RC purity up to 5 days when stored at 4 degrees C. 186Re was(More)
BACKGROUND This review provides a comprehensive summary of the production of (177)Lu to meet expected future research and clinical demands. Availability of options represents the cornerstone for sustainable growth for the routine production of adequate activity levels of (177)Lu having the required quality for preparation of a variety of (177)Lu-labeled(More)