Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Larenkov A.A.

Federal Medical and Biophysical Center n.a. A. I. Burnazyan, Engineer of Department of Radiation Technologies in Nuclear Medicine

Experimental assessment of the application possibility of radiopharmaceutical 68Ga-citrate for Pet-imaging of inflammation


The aim of the study is to compare of 67Ga- and 68Ga-citrate pharmacokinetics and prove their similarity. Prior i. v. injection of physiologically acceptable compound of Fe-citrate (III) increases blood clearance and accumulation in inflammation. Materials and methods. 110 nonlinear rats-female with model of soft tissue inflammation were used in experiment. Animals i. v. were injected 67Ga- and 68Ga-citrate with premedication of Fe-citrate (III) and without it. Results. Prior injection of Fe-citrate (III) increases blood clearance, accumulation in inflammation (for 1 h past injection) and intensive excretion of radiopharmaceutical. Conclusion. There is no statistically significant difference between biodistri-bution of radiopharmaceutical labeled different gallium isotopes. It's positive and promising for application possibility of 68Ga-citrate for PET-imaging of inflammation early (for 1 h past injection).

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