Cyclotron Based Production of Technetium-99m

IAEA Radioisotopes and Radiopharmaceuticals Reports No. 2

Subject Classification: 0101-Nuclear medicine (including radiopharmaceuticals)

English STI/PUB/1743; (ISBN:978-92-0-102916-4); 59 pp.; 48 figures; € 33.00; Date Published: 2017

This publication presents a comprehensive overview of the technologies involved in the production of cyclotron based 99mTc. These would include techniques relevant to preparation of targets, irradiation of targets under high beam currents, target processing, target recovery and quality control of the final product. The publication provides broad information, well supported with references, on improved production routes and improved separation and purification of cyclotron based 99mTc. These approaches achieve high specific activity and chemical purity of 99mTc suitable for labelling molecules of medical interest and also enable spare capacity to be available at medical cyclotron centres. The readership of this publication is scientists interested in translating this technology to practice, technologists already working with cyclotrons wanting to enhance the utility of the existing machines and managers who are in the process of setting up facilities in their countries. Students working towards higher level degrees in related fields may also benefit from this publication.

IAEA Radioisotopes and Radiopharmaceuticals, Nuclear Medicine, Health, Cyclotrons, Technetium-99m, Isotopes, Technologies, 99mTc, Preparation of Targets, Dissolution, Separation, Quality Control, Recycling, Clinical Studies, CRP, Coordinated Research Project, Molybdenum, Purity, Labelling Molecules, Methods, Nuclear Data, Target Materials, Proton Energy, Irradiation Facilities, Beams, Accelerator Based

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