Evaluation of the production capabilities of 18F, 11C, 13N and 15O PET isotopes at the PET-cyclotron-radiochemistry site of Messina University

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Lucrezia Auditore; Ernesto Amato; Antonio Italiano; Benedetta Pagano; Sergio Baldari;
  • Publisher: Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti
  • Journal: Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali (issn: 1825-1242, eissn: 1825-1242)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1478/AAPP.951A1
  • Subject: 87.57.uk, 87.57.un | Science (General) | Q1-390 | Physics | Positron Emission Tomography; cyclotron; nuclear reactions

The production of 18F, 11C, 13N, and 15O positron emitting radionuclides for PET imaging is usually accomplished in Nuclear Medicine Departments through direct nuclear reactions induced by protons accelerated by compact medical cyclotrons on liquid or gaseous targets. M... View more