Application of Tc-99m-tetrofosmin as a tumor imaging agent

Comparison with Tl-201

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Abstract

Tc-99m-tetrofosmin SPECT was performed on 6 occasions in 4 patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma, lung carcinoma, esophageal carcinoma and maxillary plasmocytoma and compared with Tl-201 SPECT. All lesions accumulated both Tc- 99m-tetrofosmin and Tl-201. Early uptake ratios of Tc-99m-tetrofosmin were about 2 but those of Tl-201 were much higher (more than 3). Washout rates of Tc-99m-tetrofosmin were higher than those of Tl-201. There was a good positive correlation between the early uptake ratio of Tc-99m-tetrofosmin and that of Tl-201. The delayed uptake ratio and washout rate showed poor correlation. In conclusion, early uptakes of both the agents were similar but their retention patterns were different. Tc-99m-tetrofosmin may be used for tumor imaging though more studies are required to evaluate diagnostic accuracy and the significance of delayed images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Neoplasms
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Carcinoma
Plasmacytoma
technetium Tc 99m 1,2-bis(bis(2-ethoxyethyl)phosphino)ethane
Lung

Keywords

  • SPECT
  • Tc-99m-tetrofosmin
  • Tl-201
  • dual isotopes
  • tumor

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Application of Tc-99m-tetrofosmin as a tumor imaging agent : Comparison with Tl-201. / Arbab, Ali Syed.

In: Annals of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.01.1996, p. 271-274.

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