Purpose: [18F]AV-1451 is a positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand for detecting paired helical filament tau. Our aim was to estimate the radiation dose of [18F]AV-1451 in humans. Procedures: Whole-body PET scans were acquired for six healthy volunteers (three male, three female) for 128 min after injection of [18F]AV-1451 (268 ± 31 MBq). Radiation doses were estimated using the OLINDA/EXM software. Results: The estimated organ doses ranged from 7.81 to 81.2 μSv/MBq. The critical organ for radiation burden was the liver. Radiation doses to the reproductive and blood-forming organs were 14.15, 8.43, and 18.35 μSv/MBq for the ovaries, testes, and red marrow, respectively. The mean effective dose was 22.47 ± 3.59 μSv/MBq. Conclusions: A standard single injection of 185 MBq (5 mCi) results in an effective dose of 4.7 mSv in a healthy subject. Therefore, [18F]AV-1451 could be used in multiple PET scans of the same subject per year.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the Nuclear R&D Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grant No. NRF-2015M2A2A7027110) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. 2015R1C1A2A01054507). The authors express gratitude to Tae Ho Sung, Won Tak Lee and Min Soo Jeon who managed all PET scans.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research