Purpose: The aim of this study was to clarify the reliability of positron emission tomography (PET) using a new hypoxic cell tracer, 1-(2-[ 18F]fluoro-1-[hydroxymethyl]ethoxy)methyl-2-nitroimidazole ( 18F-FRP170). Procedures: Twelve patients with glioblastoma underwent 18F-FRP170 PET before tumor resection. Mean standardized uptake value (SUV) and normalized SUV were calculated at regions within a tumor showing high (high-uptake area) and relatively low (low-uptake area) accumulations of 18F-FRP170. In these areas, intratumoral oxygen pressure (tpO 2) was measured using microelectrodes during tumor resection. Results: Mean tpO2 was significantly lower in the high-uptake area than in the low-uptake area. A significant negative correlation was evident between normalized SUV and tpO2 in the high-uptake area. Conclusion: The present findings suggest that high accumulation on 18F-FRP170 PET represents viable hypoxic tissues in glioblastoma.
- Oxygen pressure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research