Cyclitron Production of N.C.A. Copper-64 from deuteron irradiation on zinc target
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.
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
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