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Positron emission tomography (PET) is potentially useful for the quantitative imaging of radiolabeled antibodies, leading in turn to improved dosimetry in radioimmunotherapy. Iodine-124 is a positron-emitting nuclide with appropriate chemical properties and half-life (4.2 days) for such studies since the radiolabeling of antibodies with iodine is well(More)
UNLABELLED PET is potentially very useful for the accurate in vivo quantitation of time-varying biological distributions of radiolabeled antibodies over several days. The short half-lives of most commonly used positron-emitting nuclides make them unsuitable for this purpose. Iodine-124 is a positron emitter with a half-life of 4.2 days and appropriate(More)
ICR 12, one of a panel of rat monoclonal antibodies recognizing the external domain of the human c-erb B2 proto-oncogene product, (Styles, 1990) was chosen as a candidate for radiolabeling with 124I for positron emission tomography of selected patients with breast cancer. By using N-bromosuccinimide (NBS), optimal labeling conditions were established using(More)
Patients designated to receive 131I-meta-iodobenzylguanadine (mIBG) for the treatment of neural crest tumours have been scanned with 124I-mIBG using the MUP-PET positron camera. Uptake was detected in tumour sites in lung, liver and abdomen. The tomographic images produced have allowed estimates to be made of the concentration of mIBG in both tumour and(More)
A patient with advanced neuroblastoma who had failed chemotherapy presented with a large abdominal mass and virtually total bone marrow replacement by tumor on repeated marrow biopsies. She was considered a candidate for a Phase I 131I-3F8 radioimmunotherapy trial, (MSKCC 89-141A). As a potential aid to treatment planning, a test dose of 124I-3F8 was(More)
PET has inherently high resolution and excellent contrast imaging and accurately measures radioactivity concentrations in vivo. When combined with specific immunological targeting it might provide a highly specific and sensitive radioimmunoscintigraphic tool. To investigate this we injected 124I-labeled MAb MX35 or MAb MH99 monoclonal antibodies (doses(More)
Short time course potassium dynamics in brain were investigated in the cat. 38K (T1/2 = 7.6m) was prepared on the BNL 60" cyclotron by the 40Ar(p, 3n)38K reaction. Positron decay in brain was measured by the limited angle of view positron camera (LAPC). Radioactivity corrected for physical decay following intravenous bolus injection of 38K showed an initial(More)
Chinese hamster V79 cells in culture were exposed to astatine-211, an alpha-particle-emitting radiohalogen. The dose-log survival response was linear with no detectable shoulder. Cells in monolayers had a D0 of 1.0 microCi/ml. Suspended cells had a D0 of 0.60 microCi/ml with a cellular uptake of 2.5 fCi/cell; this is equal to approximately 1.5(More)