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DOSIMETRY IN RADIOIODINE THERAPY OF METASTATIC DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CANCER Chiesa 1 C., Castellani 1 M.R., Botta 2 F., Azzeroni 2 R., Seregni 1 E., Bombardieri.

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1 DOSIMETRY IN RADIOIODINE THERAPY OF METASTATIC DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CANCER Chiesa 1 C., Castellani 1 M.R., Botta 2 F., Azzeroni 2 R., Seregni 1 E., Bombardieri 1 E. 1)National Tumour Institute – Milan - Italy 2) Post graduate Health physics school – Milan - Italy

2 Table of content 1.The history of dosimetry: –Benua (healthy organ dosimetry - toxicity) –Maxon (lesion dosimetry - efficacy) 2.The present development of dosimetry –EANM SOP for blood and marrow dosimetry –The Italian Internal Dosimetry Group –The experience at INT 3.The future development - SPET/CT + Montecarlo aplications 4.Conclusions

3 PAST

4 History of dosimetry in DTC: Benua - hematological and lung toxicity Poor statistics !

5 History of dosimetry in DTC: Benua - hematological and lung toxicity Blood as surrogate of red marrow Serious complications were also more frequent when the blood total irradiation exceeded 200 rads = 2 Gy Doses were calculated with old S factors The translation in nowdays terms is (Benua blood dose):

6 Benuas safety prescriptions (hematological and lung toxicity) Blood dose < 2 Gy At 48 h, A TB < 120 mCi (4.4 GBq) At 48 h, A TB < 80 mCi (3.0 GBq) in presence of functioning diffuse lung metastases This is not a dose limit. It is a dose rate limit !! (See Song et J Nucl Med 2006; 47:1985–1994) This approach is a maximization of injectable activity. No data were published about increased efficacy (Why ?) We are trying to optimize therapy ! (Dorn et al J Nucl Med 2003; 44:451–456)

7 Pre-treatment = post-treatment ?

8 Lesion Dosimetry: Maxon NEMJ 1983 (review Maxon H.R. Quantitative radioiodine therapy in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer – Q J Nucl Med 1999;43:313-23) Planar imaging Dual head gammacamera – conjugate view technique Fast scan for total body clearance (2, 24, 48, 72 h) Patient prone and supine for lesion imaging in anterior head Attenuation correction: Blank and transimission scan with 131 I standard source Standard source in the FOV at each scintigram Scan for background correction

9 Maxon: lesion mass D = E / m Remnant mass: area on scintigram x 2 mm thickness ( assumption ! ) If a lesion is too small to permit a determination of mass, then a default value of 0.15 g is used ( assumption ! ) Metastases mass: same method, assuming spherical shape. Whenever possible, US, CT, MRI Crucial mass determination was not optimal

10 Lesion Dosimetry: Maxon (review Maxon H.R. Quantitative radioiodine therapy in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer – Q J Nucl Med 1999;43_313-23 Maxon et al, NEJM 1983 Remnant DoseD 300 Gy Succesful Ablation3/722/23 (96%) Dose to metsD 80 Gy Successful treatment of mets12/19 (63%)46/47 (98%) Maxon et al J Nucl Med 1992;33:1132-1136 D > 300 Gy142 remnants86% successful Activity mean [range] 86.8 [25.8 – 246.3]. A < 50 mCi in 50% of cases

11 PRESENT

12 Metastases dosimetry rhTSH + 7.4 GBq 131-I de Keizer et al, EJNM (2003) 30:367-373 Median tumor dose : 26.3 [ 1.3 – 368 ] Gy Median tumor halflife : 2.7 [ 0.5 - 6.5 ] dd Tumor dose > 80 Gy only in 5/25 tumors

13 Main open questions about dosimetry in DTC: pre - post treatment ? Pre – post treatment biokinetics are identical? Benua blood and total body dose: no. Canzi et al, benignant nodule: no –Med. Phys. 33(8) August 2006 2860-2867 Koral et al 131-I mIBG liver dose: no –Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2008) 35:2105–2112 Therapy uptake was always 10% 12% less than predicted

14 Main open questions about dosimetry in DTC: pre - post treatment ? Pre treatment Hypothyroidism therapy: –which time schedule for tracer administration ? Low activity (Low gammacamera sensitivity) High activity (stunning) rhTSH Therapy: –Tracer administration must be performed under identical rhTSH administration Post treatment No treatment planning OK for verification OK for red marrow dosimetry of the next treatment

15 Main open questions about dosimetry in DTC: Toxicity or efficacy oriented ? Ideally both side should be approached Red marrow dosimetry: easy. Only probe and blood samples Lesion dosimetry: not so easy. Problem of heterogeinity of lesion dose

16 NUCLEAR MEDICINE THERAPY OF THE METASTATIC DIFFERENTIATIED THYROID CANCER RED MARROW DOSE CALCULATION Periodico AIFM Feb 2007 C. Chiesa, S. C. Medicina Nucleare, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano A. De Agostini, S. C. Fisica Sanitaria, A O Spedali Civili, Brescia M. Ferrari,Servizio di Fisica Sanitaria, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milano G. Pedroli, S. C. Fisica Sanitaria, A O Niguarda Cà Granda, Milano A. Savi, Istituto Scientifico Ospedale S.Raffaele, Milano A.C. Traino, U.O. Fisica Sanitaria, A O -Universitaria Pisana, Pisa Other coworkers: L. Bianchi, S. C. Fisica Sanitaria, A O Ospedale di Circolo, Busto Arsizio F. Botta, Scuola di Specializzazione in Fisica Sanitaria, Università degli Studi Milano I. Butti, Servizio di Fisica Sanitaria, A O Ospedale di Lecco, Lecco C. Carbonini, S. C. Fisica Sanitaria, A O Niguarda Cà Granda, Milano L. Indovina, U. O. di Fisica Sanitaria, U.C.S.C., Policlinico A. Gemelli, Roma C. Pettinato, S. C. Fisica Sanitaria, A O Policlinico S. Orsola – Malpighi Bologna D. Zanni, S. C. Fisica Sanitaria, A O Niguarda Cà Granda, Milano And all members of the work group AIFM- AIMN Dosimetry in methabolic therapy

17 EANM Blood-based Dosimetry EANM Dosimetry Committee Series on Standard Operational Procedures for Pre-Therapeutic Dosimetry I. Blood and Bone Marrow Dosimetry in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Therapy M Lassmann, H Hänscheid, C Chiesa, C Hindorf, G Flux, M Luster Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2008) 35:1233-1235 Very detailed and practical methodology

18 TimeTask Quality control, preparation of 131 I standard and tracer activity, micturition (just before administration) 0Administration of 131 I tracer activity Avoid micturition or defecation 10 min (i.v. admin.) 2 h (oral admin) Measurement of whole body activity, blood sampling (2 ml) 6 hMicturition (just before whole body measurements), measurement of whole body activity, blood sampling (2 ml) 24 hMicturition (just before whole body measurements), measurement of whole body activity, blood sampling (2 ml) 96 hMicturition (just before whole body measurements), measurement of whole body activity, blood sampling (2 ml) 144 hblood sampling (2 ml) optional: measurement of whole body activity Evaluation of blood absorbed dose and therapeutic activity EANM Blood-based Dosimetry: Methods

19 FIA(t): Fraction of the administered activity A 0 as a function of time t; An objective criterion for the goodness of the fit such as the minimization of 2 should be used. The residence times for the whole body and activity concentration in blood, total body [h] and ml of blood [h], are calculated by integrating the respective retention functions FIA(t) = A(t) / A 0 from 0 to infinity: EANM Blood-based Dosimetry: Calculation

20 EANM Blood-based Dosimetry: ASSUMPTIONS S blood distant blood S TB TB S blood remainder S TB TB Italian Internal Dosimetry Group contribution: red marrow dose. RMBLR = 1

21 Blood vs red marrow dose Same input data: TB, blood 1 mL Benua-EANM almost identical Blood-Red marrow good agreement. Blood dose is 39% higher

22 Italian Internal Dosimetry Group Multicentrical dosimetric protocol DOSIMETRY IN METASTATIC DTC Chiesa C, Indovina L, Traino C, Sarti G, Savi A, Amato E, De Agostini A, Pedroli G Azzeroni R, Bianchi L, Botta F, Canzi C, Carbonini C, Cremonesi M, Strigari L, Fabbri C, Fioroni F, Giostra A, Grassi E, Pettinato C, Poli G, Rodella C, Spiccia P, Zanni D http://www.fisicamedica.org/aifm/ris/01_documenti_r/2008_ 10_06_PROTOCOLLO_DOSIMETRICO_CDT.pdf

23 Italian Internal Dosimetry Group Multicentrical dosimetric protocol 1st STEP: within fixed dose approach, to see what happens Blood and red marrow: external probe and blood sampling Lesions post treatment dosimetry –Planar and/or SPET/CT –CT MRI mass determination –Dead time correction with standard source Rigorously uniform methodology Data acquisition up to > 96 h, > 4 imaging scan 2nd STEP: dosimetry based high activity administrations

24 Italian Internal Dosimetry Group Multicentrical dosimetric protocol Additional red marrow formula: non linear scaling of S value vs patient weight Traino AC, Ferrari M, Cremonesi M, Stabin M Influence of total-body mass on scaling of S-factors for patient-specific, blood-based red- marrow dosimetry Phys Med Biol 52 (2007) 5231-5248

25 INT contribution quantification method Chiesa et al Cancer Biother & Radiopharm 22(1) 2007 Attenuation correction based on pre injection transmission scan with flood 57 Co eff ( 57 Co; water)=0.101/cm Absolute gammacamera calibration with sphere in water, providing also eff ( 131 I; water)=0.096/cm (pseudoextrapolation number MIRD16) Check of the accuracy with same sphere in water without background: -10% +4% depending on the position Very optimistic estimate without bkg, uniform medium, regular shapes X = water level

26 INT dead time correction method WB multstep (GE Infinia), Different dead time count losses in different FOVS Continuity hypothesys: counts in adjacent rows must change without jumps A MATLAB code was developed It locates discontinuities It calculates the ratio between two summed row counts at the interface Feet FOV is assumed dead time free It calculates the ratio, used as correction factor Cn, Cn=ROI(n-1)/ROI(n)) Algorithm stars from feet, and it is applied in sequence upwards A dead time corrected image is generated ROI(n-1) ROI(n)

27 Difference in tumour dose: a factor of 3 Approximated dead time correction A 0 = 321 mCi; scan @ 24 h

28 INT: Dead time presence (grey cells)

29 Results: Blood & red marrow dose 1 Gy to red marrow (blood) was overcome only in 3/8 (4/8) patients Red marrow (blood) dosimetry allows to increase the administered activity

30 Results: dose to lesions Lung lobe surgical resection Further biopsy and surgical operation External beam radiotherapy Objective response (TC): volume reduction BUT Thyreoglobulin increases Patient under observation Problem: Heterogeneity of lesion dose within the same patient ! Dead

31 Heterogeneity of dose to different lesions In patient MD, the lesion with high dose was absent in the previous treatment. So it was a new lesion with high uptake The other lesion (pretreated) shows now very low uptake and dose A single shoot, high activity treatment could have been more effective Heterogeneity of lesion dose supports maximization of injected activity (Benua approach)

32 Patient UAM 1st treatment 200 mCi Feb 07 NO DOSIMETRY 2nd treatment 260 mCi Sept 07 DOSIMETRY 26 Gy 71 Gy 59 Gy 48 Gy Diagnostic march 08 Diagnostic Sept 08

33 DISCUSSION: INT planar post treatment dosimetry Radiation protection hazards are limited by a small number of patients Major difficulties were: –Dead time correction –Lacking of recent morphological 3D imaging in electronic format –Difficult volume determination –Cooperation between physician and physicist –Limited quantification accuracy Advantages –Strongest point: it gave the true absorbed dose during therapy –Simple red marrow (blood) dosimetry is a reliable pre treatment dosimetry for subsequent treatments –Lesion dosimetry, especially in low dose cases, can lead to immediate choices towards other therapeutic options

34 FUTURE

35 ODonoghue Implications of Nonuniform Tumor Doses for radioimmunotherapy: Equivalent Uniform Dose JNM 1999 40:1337-1341 BED ds( )=[p( ) d ]exp(- ) S= p( ) d exp(- ) EUD = -1/ ln(S) Is the BED which gives the same effect if the distribution was uniform EUD <= BED

36 Non uniformity worsen efficacy EUD <= mean BED More heterogeneity is bad The effect is relatively worse for –higher mean value (almost no advantage injecting more) –Higher radiosensitive tumours

37 Application in the real world ? BED concept have been applied 3D dosimetry is required to apply EUD SPET/CT system, now available can open the way PET/CT with long lived isotopes ( 124 I) begin to be applied Siemens scanner include the spurious photons correction within scatter correction

38 SPET/CT + MONTECARLO METHOD JNM 2006

39 SPET/CT + MONTECARLO METHOD JNM 2007

40 Conclusions Many open questions – Large space for research. Dosimetry alone is not sufficient but it is necessary for the optimization of radioiodine DCT treatment Red marrow dosimetry and general absence of toxicity indicate that we can individually increase injected activity on a dosimetric base. Ideally, pre treatment dosimetry is the best and necessary approach, but the correlation between pre – post treatment dosimetry must be deeply investigated. It is not free from problems (stunning, logistical problems). Post treatment dosimetry still has a role. It gives the true biokinetics during therapy It could be a first historical step towards a systematic optimization of radioiodine DTC therapy It probably provides the informations for the Benua approach in subsequent treatments It gives important clinical indications about the choices of therapeutic strategy The future use of BED and EUD technology (industries investments) together with SPET/CT or PET/CT with 124-I will sharpen our weapons


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