S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Nuclear Medicine (핵의학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_핵의학전공)
Reproducibility of the kinetic analysis of 3 `-deoxy-3 `-[(18)F] fluorothymidine positron emission tomography in mouse tumor models
- Issue Date
- ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
- NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY; Vol.36 7; 711-719
- Reproducibility ; Kinetic analysis ; Mouse ; Positron emission tomography ; 3 `-Deoxy-3 `-[(18)F]fluorothymidine
- Objectives: We assessed the reproducibility of the kinetic analysis of 3`-deoxy-3`-[(18)F]fluorothymidine (FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) in A431 human epidermoid carcinoma and murine Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) tumor models. Methods: We injected 7.4 MBq of FLT (n=10 for each group) and acquired 2-h dynamic PET images. A second scan was performed I day later. We calculated standardized uptake value (SUV), kinetic rate constants, volume of distribution of phosphorylated FLT (V(dm)), net influx constant (K(FUT-CA)) and influx constant by Patlak graphical analysis (K(FLT-PA)). The percent difference between measurements of a parameter was calculated to compare the reproducibilities of different parameters. Results: FLT phosphorylation was higher in mice with A431 tumors than in mice with LLC tumors (P<005). Differences in the standard deviations of the percent differences of parameters were statistically significant (P<001) in each model. In mice with A431 tumors, SUV, V(dm), K(FLT-CA) and K(FLT-PA) had standard deviations of the percent difference of <= 20%. The most reproducible parameter was K(FLT-PA), although the standard deviation (15.6%) was not statistically different from those of V(dm) (15.8%), K(FLT-CA) (17.5%) and SUV (18.9%). In mice with LLC tumors, K(1), K(1)/k(2) and k(3) had standard deviations of the percent difference of <= 20%. No macroparameters reflecting a total FLT flux had standard deviations of <= 20%. Conclusion: Our results show the reproducibility of the kinetic macroparameters of FLT PET in mouse tumors with high FLT phosphorylation.
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