This study was undertaken as part of a Phase II study to assess the sensitivity and safety of 111In-DTPA-human IgG, an imaging agent for the detection of inflammations and/or infections. Forty patients with infection/inflammation on the basis of clinical findings, microbiologic results, and/or the basis of results from other imaging modalities were studied. For evaluation of sensitivity, whole-body images were obtained at 6- 12 hr (early) and 20-28 hr (delayed) postinjection and occasionally at 48 hr. No adverse reactions were recorded in any of the 40 patients studied. Positive results were obtained in 37 of 37 evaluable subjects (100%). The test appears to be a promising method for the detection of inflammation and/or infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging