Human biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of the tachykinin NK 1 antagonist radioligand [18F]SPA-RQ: Comparison of thin-slice, bisected, and 2-dimensional planar image analysis Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonists
  • Piperidines
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Radiometry
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tetrazoles


  • Insofar as effective dose is an accurate measure of radiation risk, all 3 methods of analysis provided quite similar estimates of risk to human subjects. The radiation dose was moderate and would potentially allow subjects to receive multiple PET scans in a single year. Individual organ exposures varied among the 3 methods, especially for structures asymmetrically located in an anterior or posterior position. Bisected and 2D planar images almost always provided higher organ dose estimates than thin-slice images. Thus, either the bisected or 2D planar method of analysis appears acceptable for quantifying human radiation burden, at least for radioligands with a relatively broad distribution in the body and not concentrated in a small number of radiation sensitive organs.

publication date

  • January 2007



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4135382

PubMed ID

  • 17204705

Additional Document Info

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  • 100

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