Predictive power of the post-treatment scans after the initial or first two courses of [ 177 Lu]-DOTA-TATE

Alexandre Chicheportiche, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, David J. Gross, Yodphat Krausz, Asher Salmon, Amichay Meirovitz, Nanette Freedman, Jeremy Godefroy

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive power of the absorbed dose to kidneys after the first course of treatment with [ 177 Lu]-DOTA-TATE for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on the cumulative kidney absorbed dose after 3 or 4 cycles of treatment. Post-treatment scans (PTS) are acquired after each cycle of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with [ 177 Lu]-DOTA-TATE for personalized radiation dosimetry in order to ensure a cumulative absorbed dose to kidneys under a safety threshold of 25 Gy. One hundred eighty-seven patients who completed treatment with [ 177 Lu]-DOTA-TATE and underwent PTS for dosimetry calculation were included in this retrospective study. The correlation between the cumulative absorbed dose to kidneys after the completion of treatment and the absorbed dose after the first cycle(s) was studied. Multilinear regression analysis was done to predict the cumulative absorbed dose to the kidneys of the subsequent cycles, and an algorithm for the follow up of kidney absorbed dose is proposed. Results: Patients whose absorbed dose to kidneys after the first cycle of treatment is below 5.6 Gy can receive four cycles of treatment with a cumulative dose less than 25 Gy (p < 0.1). For the other patients, the cumulative absorbed dose after 3 or 4 cycles of treatment can be predicted after the second cycle of treatment to allow for an early decision regarding the number of cycles that may be given. Conclusions: The follow up of kidney absorbed dose after PRRT can be simplified with the algorithm presented in this study, reducing by one-third the number of post-treatment scans and reducing hospitalization time for more than half of the treatment cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number36
JournalEJNMMI Physics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kidney dosimetry
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT)
  • Post-treatment scans
  • [ Lu]-DOTA-TATE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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