Clinical and technical considerations for imaging colorectal cancers with technetium-99m-labeled antiCEA Fab' fragment.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, after lung and breast cancers. Approximately 133,500 Americans develop colorectal cancer annually and approximately 54,900 die of the disease. As many as 600,000 individuals in the US are under care after surgery for colorectal cancer. After reading this article, the nuclear medicine technologist will be able to: (a) describe the role of Arcitumomab in evaluating and managing patients with recurrent colorectal carcinoma metastasizing to the liver; (b) discuss the clinical use of CEA-Scan (Immunomedics, Inc., Morris Plains, NJ) and its overall imaging performance characteristics and sensitivity related to specific anatomical sites compared to conventional diagnostic modalities; (c) describe radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control; (d) identify the pertinent patient history before starting the test; and (e) explain the imaging procedure, processing and display of data to optimize study interpretation.
AuthorsD A Erb, H A Nabi
JournalJournal of nuclear medicine technology (J Nucl Med Technol) Vol. 28 Issue 1 Pg. 12-8; quiz 21 (Mar 2000) ISSN: 0091-4916 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID10763776 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Contrast Media
  • Organotechnetium Compounds
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • technetium Tc 99m arcitumomab
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Colorectal Neoplasms (radionuclide imaging)
  • Contrast Media
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Liver Neoplasms (radionuclide imaging, secondary)
  • Organotechnetium Compounds
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tissue Distribution
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

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