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The novel fluorinated 2-nitroimidazole SR-4554 is undergoing preclinical development as a magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging probe for hypoxic tumour cells. We have used electron energy loss spectroscopic analysis (EELS) to show selective reduction and differential subcellular localisation of SR-4554 in human ovarian multicellular spheroids.(More)
The relationship between two methods of assessing tumour oxygenation in vivo, namely oxygen electrode measurement and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of the fluorinated 2-nitroimidazole SR-4554, was investigated. Using three tumour models (two sites), no linear correlation was observed between 19F retention index and pO2 parameters (r < or = 0.3).(More)
BACKGROUND SR4554 is a fluorine-containing 2-nitroimidazole, designed as a hypoxia marker detectable with 19F magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). In an initial phase I study of SR4554, nausea/vomiting was found to be dose-limiting, and 1400 mg m(-2) was established as MTD. Preliminary MRS studies demonstrated some evidence of 19F retention in tumour. In(More)
Foot intrinsic muscle innervation may demonstrate some variability. The first dorsal interosseous muscle (FDI) is innervated by the deep branch of the lateral plantar nerve (LPN) from the main trunk of the tibial nerve. Contribution from the deep fibular nerve (DFN) may also play a role in the supply of the FDI. Thirty healthy adult volunteers were studied(More)
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