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Abstract

Copper-64 (t1/2 = 12.7 h, beta 0.6 MeV, 39 %; EC + beta +, 0.7 MeV, 61 %; gamma at 1345.84 ke V, 0.47 % weak), is a radio-nuclide suitable for labelling of a wide range of radio-pharmaceutical compounds, for both PET imaging, as well as systemic and immuno-radio-nuclide therapy of tumours. Several production methods have been investigated for Cu-64 production such as neutron irradiation of Cu-63 and Zn-64 and proton irradiation of Ni-64. In this paper we present an alternative method for production of No Carrier Added Cu-64 based on pure natural Zn irradiated with deuterons beam at JRC-Cyclotron.

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Authors: ABBAS K, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);SHAW D, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);STROOSNIJDER M.F, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);BIRATTARI C, Radiochemistry Laboratory, LASA, University and INFN, Milano (IT);BONARDI M, Radiochemistry Laboratory, LASA, University and INFN, Milano (IT);GROPPI F, Radiochemistry Laboratory, LASA, University and INFN, Milano (IT);SEVERGNINI M, Radiochemistry Laboratory, LASA, University and INFN, Milano (IT);MENAPACE E, ENEA, Applied Physics Division, Bologna (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 14th International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry. Organised by: P.S.I. Suisse. Held in: Interlaken, 10-15 June 2001
Record Number: 200013487 / Last updated on: 2001-07-24
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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