Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2018. Vol. 63. No. 4. P. 58-62


DOI: 10.12737/article_5b83bf207b9b50.21392988

Diagnostic Bone-Seeking Radiopharmaceutical Agent on the Basis of Zoledronic Acid «Rezoscan, 99mTс» Preliminary Results of Comparative Clinic Studies

A.V. Tultaev, V.N. Korsunskiy, A.A. Labushkina, M.V. Zabelin

A.I. Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; A.V. Tultaev - Senior Researcher, PhD Tech.; V.N. Korsunskiy - Leading Researcher, Dr. Sc. Med., Prof.; A.A. Labushkina - Research Worker, PhD Med.; M.V. Zabelin - Dr. Sc. Med., Prof., Head of Dep.


Purpose: Clinical trials involving study of functions, assessment of drug and radiation safety of the radiopharmaceutical drug “Rezoscan, 99mTc” in comparison with the “Technefor, 99mTc”.

Material and methods: Clinical studies of RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc” were carried out using a diagnostic gamma camera Toshiba. The study involved 25 patients: 2 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer, 3 patients diagnosed with cervical cancer, 15 patients diagnosed with breast cancer and 5 patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease without cancer, who underwent osteoscintigraphy to identify osteoporosis foci and who signed an informed consent to participate in the study. To study the functional properties of RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc”, we studied its pharmacokinetics and evaluated the quality of visualization of pathological foci in bone tissue. To assess drug safety the patient was monitored for 15 days with an assessment of acute and delayed reactions to intravenous administration. Radiation safety of the RP was estimated using values of absorbed radiation doses of organs and effective doses to patients [1]. To the same patients the radiopharmaceutical preparations “Rezoscan, 99mTc” and “Technefor, 99mTc” were injected sequentially in one day.

Results: According to the pharmacokinetics study, the accumulation of RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc” in the skeleton in 2 hours reaches 40 % of the administered amount. At the same time, a relatively rapid excretion of the drug from the soft tissues takes place, which makes it possible to clearly visualize the condition of the bone system and to reveal pathological changes with coefficients of differential accumulation (CDA) bone/soft tissues of about 10. Comparative studies of the functional characteristics of RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc” and “Technefor, 99mTc” showed the advantage of the new drug in the early detection of pathological changes in bone tissue with the metastatic skeletal lesion. In all cases in the study with RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc”on scintigrams in 15 patients with a verified diagnosis of breast cancer, the pathological foci of hyperfixation RP, which are typical for metastatic bone lesions, were visualized. In the same patients, examined with the help of the RP “Technefor, 99mTc”, pathological foci in the skeleton were visualized only in 13 cases.

According to the results of studies of patients with RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc” accuracy was 0.8, sensitivity - 0.9, specificity - 0.6. According to the study of patients of the same group with RP “Technefor, 99mTc” defined: the accuracy is 0.8, sensitivity - 0.8 and specificity - 0.4.

Based on the results of monitoring the condition of patients for 15 days, acute and delayed reactions to intravenous administration of the drug were not detected. The estimate of the absorbed radiation dose values of RP “Rezoscan, 99mTc” in organs and tissues of patients, as well as effective doses of irradiation allow us to suggest that the introduced RP activity and patient dose do not go beyond the previously established reference levels.

Conclusions: The radiopharmaceutical “Rezoscan, 99mTc” can be used for the early detection of pathological foci of bone tissue.

Key words: radiopharmaceuticals, zoledronic acid, osteoscintigraphy, “Rezoscan, 99mTc”, “Technefor, 99mTc”


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For citation: Tultaev AV, Korsunskiy VN, Labushkina AA, Zabelin MV. Diagnostic Bone-Seeking Radiopharmaceutical Agent on the Basis of Zoledronic Acid «Rezoscan, 99mTс» Preliminary Results of Comparative Clinic Studies. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2018;63(4)58-62. Russian. DOI: 10.12737/article_5b83bf207b9b50.21392988

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