• Imaging agents

Netspot Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Gallium Ga 68 dotatate 79.3–201.8MBq/mL (2.1–5.45mCi/mL); per kit; lyophilized pwd for IV inj after reconstitution and pH adjustment.

Pharmacological Class

Radioactive diagnostic agent.

How Supplied

Single-dose kit—1 (reaction vial w. lyophilized pwd + buffer vial)

Generic Availability


Netspot Indications


For use with positron emission tomography (PET) for localization of somatostatin receptor positive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Netspot Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

See full labeling. Give 2MBq/kg (0.054mCi/kg) up to 200MBq (5.4mCi), as a single IV bolus inj. Starting 40–90mins after IV inj, acquire PET image. The effective radiation dose from 150MBq (4.05mCi) dose is 3.15mSv (to an adult weighing 75kg).

Netspot Contraindications

Not Applicable

Netspot Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Netspot Warnings/Precautions


Risk of radiation exposure. Ensure adequate hydration. Should only be used by trained and experienced physicians in the safe use and handling of radionuclides to minimize radiation exposure. Avoid contact with infants, pregnant women during first 12hrs after administration. Risk for image misinterpretation and other errors. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: interrupt for 12hrs after Netspot exposure.

Netspot Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Netspot Interactions


Concomitant long-acting somatostatin analogs: image with Netspot PET just prior to analog dosing. Concomitant short-acting somatostatin analogs: may be used up to 24hrs prior to imaging with Netspot. May result in false negative imaging with high doses of repeated glucocorticoid administration.

Netspot Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Nausea, vomiting, inj site pain, burning sensation; hypersensitivity reactions.

Netspot Clinical Trials

See Literature

Netspot Note

Not Applicable

Netspot Patient Counseling

See Literature