Objective: The aims of this study were to investigate the utility of [18F]F-Florastamin, a novel prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted PET radiotracer with facile radiochemistry, relative to the conventional imaging for the detection of sties of disease and evaluate the effect of multi-timepoint imaging with [18F]F-Florastamin PET on lesion detectability. Methods: Eight prostate cancer patients with known or suspected recurrence who underwent [18F]F-Florastamin PET/CT at 1-h and 2-h imaging time-points were included in this prospective pilot study. [18F]F-Florastamin PET images were interpreted visually and quantitatively at both time points and compared with CIM. Results: [18F]F-Florastamin PET was superior to CT in the detection of active osseous metastases and small-sized metastatic lymph nodes that do not fall under the anatomic imaging size criteria for metastasis. Multi-timepoint imaging showed a significant reduction in the blood pool, bone marrow and muscular uptake, and increase in liver uptake over time. There is a significant improvement in tumor-to-background ratio (TBR) at the 2-h imaging time-point (P = 0.04). The mean percentage change in TBR at 2-h was 21% (SD = 0.31). Conclusions: [18F]F-Florastamin is a promising new radioligand for PSMA-targeted PET with suitable lesion detectability and high TBR at both time points.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Annals of Nuclear Medicine|
|State||Published - Apr 2023|
- Multi-time point imaging
- Prostate cancer
- Prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT