Lantheus Medical Imaging Presents Phase I Study Results of Novel PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Tracer
N. BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a worldwide leader in diagnostic imaging, today presents Phase I data relating to the safety and tolerability in human subjects of BMS747158, its novel fluorine 18-labeled Positron Emission Tomography (PET) tracer for myocardial perfusion imaging. The presentation was made by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Jamshid Maddahi, at the 55th Annual Meeting of the SNM in New Orleans, Louisiana. The preliminary clinical findings indicate that when used with PET technology, BMS747158 demonstrates a favorable radiation dosimetry profile and is generally well-tolerated. Exploratory analyses from this study showed high myocardial uptake that was stable over time with favorable myocardial to background ratios. These findings will be further expanded on in subsequent studies.