Reaction yield optimization for the synthesis and the complexation of a boron neutron capture therapy agent 19F-labelled, 10B-enriched p-boronophenylalanine-fructose (19F-BPA-fr) complex was obtained. 1H, 19F, 13C and 10B magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of the 19F-BPA- fr complex in aqueous and rat blood solution phantoms and its spatial distribution mapping using 19F magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results are reported. 7 T and 9.4 T magnetic fields were used to perform MRI and MRS respectively. Our in vitro results suggest that in vivo studies on 19F-BPA through 19F NMR will be feasible.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology