Positron-Emitting Isotopes Produced on Biomedical Cyclotrons

Author(s): Paul McQuade, Douglas J. Rowland, Jason S. Lewis, Michael J. Welch

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 7 , 2005

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This review will discuss the production and applications of positron-emitting radionuclides for use in Positron Emission Tomography (PET), with emphasis on radionuclides that can be produced onsite with a biomedical cyclotron. In PET the traditional radionuclides of choice are 11C, 13N, 15O and 18F and although they will be briefly discussed in this article, the emphasis of this review will be on non-standard PET radionuclides that are generating increased interest by the medical research community.

Keywords: positron emission tomography, radionuclides, micropet, production methods, radioisotopes

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Year: 2005
Page: [807 - 818]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/0929867053507397
Price: $65

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