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Since 1-131 has, at best, an abundance of less than 20% when supplied, only 1 in 5 molecules will be labeled with an active atom. There is no need to label to higher specific activities unless the amount of target antigen is limited. There has been considerable discussion about labeling carbohydrate side chains, which would limit damage to the antibody binding site. This is particularly relevant when conjugating with chelates prior to metal labeling. However, since little damage to the antibody molecule is demonstrable , novel methods can have little advantage over the cyclic anhydride technique of Hnatowich [30,31].
14 Results Figure 2 indicates that for In-Ill-labeled antibodies at a reasonable count density, lesions less than 1 cm in diameter are unlikely to be detected with reported uptake ratios (Table 1) unless situated superficially. Figure 3 indicates that there is a useful gain in detecting deeper lesions, as both scanning and subtracting isotope count densities increase, but beyond 500 counts/cm 2 the improvement rate is reduced. Figure 4 indicates that relatively small uptake ratios can detect small, superficial lesions such as those in the parathyroid gland or on the external surface of the liver.