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Title: Feasibility and accuracy of single time point imaging for renal dosimetry following 177Lu-DOTATATE ('Lutate') therapy.
Austin Authors: Willowson, Kathy P;Eslick, Enid;Ryu, Hyunju;Poon, Aurora M T ;Bernard, Elizabeth J;Bailey, Dale L
Affiliation: Department of Molecular Imaging and Therapy, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Institute of Medical Physics, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, 2006, Australia
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, 2141, Australia
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia
Issue Date: 20-Dec-2018
Date: 2018-12-20
Publication information: EJNMMI physics 2018; 5(1): 33
Abstract: This study aims to assess both feasibility and accuracy of renal dosimetry imaging protocols in patients receiving Lutate therapy for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), when data acquisition over multiple days is not possible on all cycles. Patients who had received a full 4 cycles of Lutate therapy with complete imaging at each cycle were included. Imaging consisted of quantitative SPECT/CT of the kidneys at 4, 24 and 96-120 h post injection. Renal absorbed dose was calculated for each data set, and in addition, five alternative methods were explored for comparison. Method 1: a patient average clearance time (t1/2 average) derived from the first half of contributing patient data was used to estimate absorbed dose for subsequent patients based on 4 h imaging alone; method 2: t1/2 average was applied to subsequent patients on 24 h imaging alone; method 3: a patient-specific clearance rate (t1/2 patient) was determined from complete image data of cycle 1 and applied subsequently to remaining cycles using 4 h image data alone; method 4: t1/2 patient was applied to 24 h imaging alone in subsequent cycles; method 5: the 120 h data was estimated on subsequent cycles based on the cycle 1 fraction of injected activity (%IA) at 24 and 120 h. Twenty treatments from 18 patients, resulting in 80 cycles of therapy, were analysed. The measured average renal absorbed dose per cycle of treatment was 0.38 ± 0.19 Gy/GBq when derived from full imaging data. The use of t1/2 average applied to a single time point led to large deviations of dose estimates from true values (on average 59% and 30%, when using 4 h data and 24 h data, respectively). The use of complete image data on cycle 1 and the derivation of t1/2 patient led to improved dose estimates, with an average deviation from true values of 13% and 2% when using 4 h data only and 24 h data only, respectively. The use of a 120 h %IA derived from cycle 1 led to an average deviation from true dose estimates of 14%. In instances where demands on both patients and facilities make multiple time point data acquisition impractical, renal dosimetry is best derived through complete imaging at cycle 1 only followed by a single 24 h imaging time point on subsequent cycles, assuming no significant changes in renal function during the time course of therapy.
DOI: 10.1186/s40658-018-0232-9
Journal: EJNMMI physics
PubMed URL: 30569328
ISSN: 2197-7364
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Dosimetry
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