Prantika Som

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Rapid uptake of F-18 FDG was observed in a variety of transplanted and spontaneous tumors in animals. The tumor uptake reached a peak by 30 min and remained relatively constant up to 60 min, with a very slow wash-out of F-18 activity from the tumor thereafter. Tumor-to-normal tissue and tumor-to-blood ratios ranged from 2.10-9.15 and 2.61-17.82,(More)
Three patients with liver metastases from colon carcinoma were studied with 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-d-glucose (F-18-FDG) using positron emission tomography. The radioactivity in the metastatic tumor increased continuously following the injection of F-18-FDG, whereas it decreased in normal liver tissue. This resulted in the tumor to normal-liver ratio of(More)
A method has been developed to measure local glucose consumption in the various structures of the brain in man with three-dimensional resolution. [18F]-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose is used as a tracer for the exchange of glucose between plasma and brain and its phosphorylation by hexokinase in the tissue. A mathematical model and derived operational equation(More)
Biodistribution of two compounds presently considered for use in neutron capture therapy has been studied in mice carrying a transplantable Harding-Passey melanoma. A method is described by which quantitative assessment can be made of the boron distribution in whole-body sections of such animals. An alpha-particle-sensitive film is placed in close contact(More)
18F-2-Deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (18FDG) is rapidly extracted by the mouse heart, and the radioactivity in heart (3-4% per organ) remains relatively constant for 2 hr post injection. The brain uptake (2-3% per organ) remained relatively constant throughout the time course of the study. Liver, lungs, kidneys, small intestine, and blood all showed a rapid(More)
The biodistribution of radiomanganese (54Mn) was studied in mice, rats, and dogs. Disappearance of radioactivity from the blood was extremely rapid, with a half-time of approximately 0.8 minutes. This resulted in very favorable myocardium-to-blood ratios, even at early times after administration. The myocardial uptake in dogs was greater than 3% at three(More)
A fatty acid analog (15-p-iodophenyl)-3,3 dimethyl-pentadecanoic acid (DMIPP) was studied in cardiomyopathic (CM) and normal age-matched Syrian hamsters. Dual tracer quantitative wholebody autoradiography (QARG) with DMIPP and 2-[14C(U)]-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) or with FDG and 201Tl enabled comparison of the uptake of a fatty acid and a glucose(More)
Based on the previous demonstration of a renoprotective effect of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptides in acute renal failure, experiments were designed to test the distribution and renal accumulation of the peptide. To accomplish this goal, in this study, RGD peptide was radiolabeled and its biodistribution and renal accumulation was determined in(More)
The imaging of the pancreas with [75Se]selenomethionine has a low rate of reliability. This study was carried out in order to elucidate some factors that may be important in affecting the degree of uptake of the tracer by the pancreas. Studies were carried out in animals to observe the effects of growth-hormone (GH), somotostatin (SRIF), L-DOPA, and(More)