Thesis / Dissertation

Synthesis and Testing of diaryl sulphide based Fluorine-18 Radiotracers for Positron Emission Tomography of Hypoxic Tumours

Lee Wenn Chong, Jonathan White (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Hypoxia is a critical physiological marker demonstrated in a variety of cancers, imaging it will provide valuable insight into prognosis and treatment. However, the slow kinetics of [18F]FMISO(1.2) means that there is a 2 hour delay between injection and imaging for patients. Fluorine-18 labelled Chloroethyl sulfoxides [18F]SO101 and [18F]SO201 were shown to have both faster kinetics and higher contrast compared to [18F]FMISO(1.2) in a rat model of ischemic stroke. Perceived toxicity from the nitrogen mustard analogues in [18F]SO101 and [18F]SO201 lead to structural changes resulting in [18F]SO501. [18F]SO501 demonstrated good uptake into hypoxic SK-RC-52 tumours while also clearing from mus..

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