The SPECT radioligand, 3-quinuclidinyl-4-[123I]iodobenzilate ([123I]IQNB), binds to muscarinic receptors and has generated interest as a potential agent for clinical SPECT. Unfortunately, cumbersome and inefficient radioiodination procedures have limited the practicality of [123I]IQNB SPECT imaging. Methods: We report a rapid (5 min) and simple radioiodination procedure for preparing [123I]IQNB from a tri-n-butylstannyl precursor in a no-carrier-added reaction that yields high specific activity with radiochemical yield exceeding 60%. The radiochemical purity of the final product exceeds 95%. Results: We have used this procedure to radioiodinate the four stereoisomers of [123I]IQNB. The procedure is highly reliable and reproducible. SPECT studies on a healthy human volunteer at 1, 2, 6 and 24 hr after injection of each of the four stereoisomers reveal expected differences in the kinetic and binding characteristics of the four stereoisomers. (R,S)-[123I]IQNB appears to be the SPECT agent of choice. Conclusion: Radioiodination of [123I]IQNB from our tri-n-butylstannyl precursor is simpler, more efficient and less expensive than previous techniques. The potential exists for a "kit" which would be practical in a typical clinical setting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
- Muscarinic receptors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging