Production of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine using ion-beam technology and its utilization for both therapeutic and diagnostic application in cancer
飯田 靖彦*; 花岡 宏史*; 片渕 竜也*; 渡邉 茂樹; 石岡 典子; 渡辺 智; 松橋 信平; 樋口 徹也*; 織内 昇*; 遠藤 啓吾*
Iida, Yasuhiko*; Hanaoka, Hirofumi*; Katabuchi, Tatsuya*; Watanabe, Shigeki; Ishioka, Noriko; Watanabe, Satoshi; Matsuhashi, Shimpei; Higuchi, Tetsuya*; Oriuchi, Noboru*; Endo, Keigo*
PET is superior in quantitative measurement, so F-FDG-PET is most valuable tool for tumor diagnosis. Although several positron emitters have been used for PET, their uses are limited for their short half-lives. Compared with these radionuclides, Cu and Br have appropriate properties (Br: T = 16.1hr, Cu: T = 12.7hr) and they may have great potentials for PET utility. In this study, we synthesized monoclonal antibody (mAb) labeled with Cu or Br and evaluated their potential for tumor diagnosis with PET. The results of tumor localization studies show that Cu or Br labeled mAb were highly accumulated to tumor. From these data, the use of Cu and Br has great advantage for PET utility.