This experiment was carried out in search for stimulators of the in vivo uptake of D- and L-leucine by tumor and pancreas for the possible application to γ-emitter labeled amino acids in nuclear medical diagnosis. Inosine, uridine, and glutamine which are stimulators of the in vitro incorporation of radioactive L-amino acids into some tumor cells significantly enhanced the uptake of D-leucine into the pancreas, while in Ehrlich solid tumor only a little if any increase was observed. Of the compounds tested inosine showed the highest stimulation of pancreas uptake in the range of doses used, resulting in the best pancreas-to-liver concentration ratio, a factor of significant consideration for pancreas imaging. The uptake of L-leucine by the tumor and pancreas was little affected by these compounds.
This paper describes a data processing system of monitors with a personal computer for a radioisotope laboratory. A monitering system includes 6 area, 6 dust, and 3 gas monitors. Monitor signals through a multiplexer were fed to the personal computer which has analogue ports. Processed data were displayed on a color CRT, stored on a 5 inch mini flopy disk, and printed out as a report. We developed a data processing program with BASIC language. This system largely reduced manpower required to estimate radiation levels in the laboratory. The personal computer has sufficiently enough ability to construct a digital monitoring system for a small radioisotope laboratory.