Publication Laka-library:
Medical Radioisotopes Production without a nuclear reactor

AuthorLaka, H.vd Keur
1-01-2-12-33.pdf
DateMay 2010
Classification 1.01.2.12/33 (LAKA FOUNDATION)
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Medical Radioisotopes Production Without A Nuclear Reactor




Henk van der Keur
Laka Foundation, 22 May 2010
www.laka.org
Contents

1       Introduction                                                          2

2       The Emergence and Development of Nuclear Medicine                     4
2.1     Original production of radioisotopes                                  4
2.2     The rise of reactor-produced radioisotopes                            5
2.3     Nuclear imaging modalities                                            6
2.4     Drawbacks of using PET, SPECT and CT                                  8
2.5     Methods in radiotherapy                                              10

3       The Basics of Nuclear Medicine                                       11
3.1     Artificial radioisotopes production                                  11
3.2     Medical applications                                                 12
3.2.1   Isotope imaging and diagnosis                                        12
3.2.2   Internal radiotherapy                                                18

4       Medical Radioisotopes & Applications                                 20
4.1     Radioisotopes used in imaging                                        21
4.2     Therapeutic radioisotopes                                            22

5       Reactor-based Radioisotopes Produced by Cyclotrons?                  26
5.1     Accelerator production methods for commonly used reactor-based
        radioisotopes                                                        26
5.2     Cyclotron-produced isotopes as an alternative for reactor-produced
        isotopes                                                             30
5.3     ADS alternatives for reactor-produced isotopes                       30
5.4     Other alternatives for reactor-produced isotopes                     31
5.5     Advantages of the cyclotron                                          31

6       Recent Developments and Prospects in