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Radiology. 1983 Nov;149(2):549-55.

Metastatic colon carcinoma detected with radiolabeled F(ab')2 monoclonal antibody fragments.


Nine patients with colonic carcinoma were studied with I-131-labeled F(ab')2 fragments of an anti-colorectal carcinoma monoclonal antibody. A total of 69% of colon cancer sites were detected without background subtraction; metastases from a concurrent breast carcinoma in one patient were not seen. Lesions ranged from 1.5 to 8 cm. The mean thyroid uptake of I-131 at 24 hours was 0.25%. Half-lives of I-131 in the blood (protein-bound and total) fit a two-compartment model, with half-lives of 3.5 and 27.6 hours for the protein-bound fraction and 3.6 and 23.8 hours for total I-131. Using quantitative methods, a mean value of 0.0047%/cm3 of the administered dose was localized in the tumor at peak concentration, which occurred approximately 48 hours post-administration. This has implications for therapy planning.

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