Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2020. Vol. 65. No. 2. P. 44–49

K.Yu. Slashchuk, P.O. Rumyantsev, M.V. Degtyarev, S.S. Serzhenko, O.D. Baranova, A.A. Trukhin, Ya.I. Sirota

Molecular Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors by Somatostatin-Receptor Scintigraphy (SPECT/CT) with 99mTc-Tektrotyd

National Medical Research Centre of Endocrinology, Moscow, Russia

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Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms constituting about 0.5 % of all cancer cases. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of NETs, which is primarily due to the active development and improvement of medical imaging technologies. Successful treatment and prognosis for patients with NETs strongly depend on the stage of the disease. One of the effective methods of visualization and staging NETs in nuclear medicine is somatostin receptor scintigraphy (SRS), which is based on the use of partial somatostatin receptor agonists labeled with radioactive isotopes. The article presents an analysis of 55 patients with NETs of various localizations who underwent scintigraphy and SPECT/CT. Radiopharmaceutical was used as a tracer for SRS. It was prepared on the basis of a lyophilisate developed by Polatom (Poland) — Tektrotyd, labeled with 99mTc. According to the results of the study SRS with 99mTc-Tektrotyd is informative in the topical diagnosis of NETs, especially when PET/CT scan with 68Ga-labeled peptides is not available. Sensitivity varies depending on the NET localization. It is necessary to continue researches on the diagnostic value of SRS with 99mTc-Tektrotyd for tumors, in the pathogenesis of which somatostatin receptors play a significant role.

Key words: somatostatin-receptor scintigraphy, SPECT/CT, tektrotyd, octreoscan, neuroendocrine tumors

For citation: Slashchuk KYu, Rumyantsev PO, Degtyarev MV, Serzhenko SS, Baranova OD, Trukhin AA, Sirota YaI. Molecular Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors by Somatostatin-Receptor Scintigraphy (SPECT/CT) with 99mTc-Tektrotyd. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2020;65(2):44-9. (In Russ.).

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2020-65-2-44-49


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Article received: 18.12.2019.

Accepted for publication: 12.03.2020.