Production of 61CU by deuteron irradiation of natural NI

Roberto Strangis, Carlos Gonzalez Lepera

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Abstract

61Cu (T1/2=3.33h, 61% β+) offers several advantages over other Cu radioisotopes for labeling radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET). Production of 61Cu[CuCl 2] for distribution to biomedical research facilities has been performed at Cyclotope since 2003. Using the natNi(d,x) 61Cu reaction, high purity (99%+) natural nickel plates mounted on the solid target beam line of our TR19/9 cyclotron were irradiated. In order to significantly increase the production capacity of this radiotracer for future human studies in a cost efficient manner we optimized the existing beam line and solid target station. In addition, a remote chemical processing unit was constructed to dissolve the irradiated plates and separate 61Cu from the Ni matrix and other radionuclide impurities. Target saturation yields, processing method and final product characteristics are described in this presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages246-247
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
Event18th International Conference on Cyclotrons and Their Applications 2007, CYCLOTRONS 2007 - Giardini Naxos, Italy
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

Other

Other18th International Conference on Cyclotrons and Their Applications 2007, CYCLOTRONS 2007
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityGiardini Naxos
Period10/1/0710/5/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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