Praveen Gulaka1, Robert Trokowski2, Ralph P. Mason3, Dean Sherry2, Vikram D. Kodibagkar, 14
1Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering, UT Arlington/UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States; 2Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States; 3Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States; 4School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Hypoxia in tumors is known to affect radiation sensitivity and promote development of metastases. Therefore the ability to image tumor hypoxia in vivo could provide useful prognostic information and help tailor therapy. Previous research demonstrated In Vitro and in vivo evidence for selective accumulation of a T1 shortening agent, a GdDOTA monoamide conjugate of 2-nitroimidazole (abbreviated as GdDO3NI), under hypoxia. In this work, we report differential response of tumor hypoxia to oxygen breathing in two prostate cancer sublines (AT1 and HI) of rat prostate adenocarcinoma as imaged using GdDO3NI, thus, showing utility in stratifying tumor response to hypoxia altering interventions.