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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189-193

Does Single Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction able to Surrogate Serial Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction in Single-Photon Emission Computed Therapy Imaging for Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy Dosimetry Result?

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Institut Kanser Negara, Putrajaya, Malaysia
2 Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3 School of Health Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Mr. Mohamad Aminudin Bin Said
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Institut Kanser Negara, Putrajaya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmp.jmp_82_21

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Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) is the administration of a radionuclide, such as the Lu-177 label, along with a pharmaceutical agent to destroy the lesion cell. The first cycle of Lu-177 DOTA-TATE is an excellent way to estimate radionuclide uptake for organs at risk. To estimate the absorbed dose for a kidney, serial SPECT-CT imaging with up to five sets is required. In general, serial CT on patients would result in additional external exposure and extra time consuming, especially for low dose CT such as cone beam CT technology. However, by introducing a new method, such as optimized single CT (24 h) to perform with serial SPECT attenuation correction, additional external exposure from serial CT exposure could be reduced. Aims: The purpose of this study is to assess the agreement between single CT scanning as CT attenuation Correction with serial CT scanning for serial SPECT imaging as well as estimated absorbed dose to the organ at risk. Settings and Design: During the first cycle of Lu177-DOTA-TATE, all patients should undergo internal dosimetry technique using SPECT-CT imaging with a PHILIP Brightview XCT gamma camera. The quantifications of SPECT images are being used to measure the uptake activity to the organ. In this investigation, Partik's categorical grading criteria are being used to convert the numeric value of Lin's concordance coefficient into an ordinal scale. Method: Total of 9 patients at our institution was administered with Lu177-DOTA-TATE enroll in this study. SPECT-CT data were acquired using automatic body contouring with a total of 48 angular views at steps of 6° (15 s/projections). The pixel size is 4.66 x 4.66 x 4.66 mm, the images size set to one, and SPECT data has been acquired for three-bed positions extending from the abdomen to the thorax region. Low-dose CT imaging performed at an X-ray tube voltage of 120 kVp. Results: Our current result demonstrated by single CT scanning for SPECT attenuation shown the excellent agreement with standard serial CT imaging for organs at risk such as kidney 0.999, spleen 0.9951, liver 0.9951 and bladder 0.9972. Conclusions: When compared to the previous method, patients benefit significantly more from this study, such as lower CT exposure.

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