Tracer shows promise for imaging of prostate tumors

11/7/2013 |

F-18 aluminum-fluoride radiolabeled bombesin analog NODAGA-RM1 showed strong cancer-imaging properties and serum stability compared with Cu-64 NODAGA-RM1, making it a potentially effective tool for PET imaging of prostate cancer. The F-18 AlF-NODAGA-RM1 tracer binds to gastrin-releasing peptide receptors and had a higher tumor uptake value of 4.6 at 30 minutes, 4.0 at one hour and 3.9 at two hours, according to results of a comparative study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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