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We studied radioactive metal compounds to determine their localization in malignant Greene melanoma in the eye of the Syrian golden hamsters. Scintigraphy of an ocular melanoma was achieved with several radioactive metals: radioactive indium(111In)-bleomycin, radioactive gallium (67Ga)-citrate, and radioactive lead (203Pb)-tris. The 111In-bleomycin had the(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE To examine the potential of an adapted gamma camera to image cardiac uptake of the positron emitting glucose analogue fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). DESIGN Postprandial studies were performed in 19 patients (mean age, 56 +/- 9 years) with coronary disease and resting cardiac dysfunction who had undergone a routine clinical 7 min/view(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)
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)
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)
Using the Greene melanoma in the hamster (Syrian Golden), the radiopharmaceutical, 123-1-4(3-dimethylaminopropylamino)-7-Iodoquinoline, was tested for its ability to localize melanoma. This quinoline analog has been described for use in the detection of melanoma, but this is the first report, to our knowledge, of its being used with an 123-l label. Hamsters(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)