Author(s): Goeckeler WF, Edwards B, Volkert WA, Holmes RA, Simon J,
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Abstract A series of stable complexes of 153Sm has been produced using multidentate acetate and phosphonate ligands. Biodistribution studies in unanesthetized rats showed varying degrees of bone and soft-tissue uptake for these complexes. Of the complexes studied, [153Sm] ethylenediaminetetramethylenephosphonate (EDTMP) showed the best combination of high bone uptake, low nonosseous uptake, and rapid blood clearance which warranted its further investigation in rabbits. Rabbit studies confirmed the [153Sm]EDTMP results obtained in rats. Blood clearance in rabbits was found to be more rapid than [99mTc] methylene diphosphonate (MDP). Scintigraphic images were virtually indistinguishable from [99mTc]MDP images. Lesion/normal bone ratios were determined from digitized images obtained using a drill hole model and found to be approximately 17:1. Based on these excellent biodistribution characteristics, [153Sm] EDTMP could be therapeutically useful in treating metastatic bone cancer.
This article was published in J Nucl Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology