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A micro-PET/CT approach using O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine in an experimental animal model of F98 glioma for BNCT.
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PMID:  21458282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The present study focuses on a micro-PET/CT application to be used for experimental Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), which integrates, in the same frame, micro-CT derived anatomy and PET radiotracer distribution. Preliminary results have demonstrated that (18)F-fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET)/PET allows the identification of the extent of cerebral lesions in F98 tumor bearing rat. Neutron autoradiography and α-spectrometry on axial tissues slices confirmed the tumor localization and extraction, after the administration of fructose-boronophenylalanine (BPA). Therefore, FET-PET approach can be used to assess the transport, the net influx, and the accumulation of FET, as an aromatic amino acid analog of BPA, in experimental animal model. Coregistered micro-CT images allowed the accurate morphological localization of the radiotracer distribution and its potential use for experimental BNCT.
L Menichetti; D Petroni; D Panetta; S Burchielli; Silva Bortolussi; M Matteucci; G Pascali; S Del Turco; A Del Guerra; S Altieri; P A Salvadori
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9306253     Medline TA:  Appl Radiat Isot     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy.
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