Production Of 99Tc On A Medical Cyclotron: A Feasibility Study
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PRODUCTION OF 99Tc ON A MEDICAL CYCLOTRON: A FEASIBILITY STUDY J.E.Beaver and H.B.Hupf University of Miami School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach Florida The Journal Of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 12 no. 11 739-741 November 1, 1971 Direct production of Curie quantities of 99mTc using an isotopically enriched target of 1000Mo is possible with any of the commercially available compact cyclotrons. Simultaneous production of 100-mCi quantities of 100Mo is also possible with the higher energy models of the compact cyclotrons. Experimental data indicate that yields of 15Ci/hr of 99mTc and 500mCi/hr of 99Mo are possible with 22-MeV protons at a target power level of 10kW (estimated maximum power level of currently available target systems). Production of significant quantities of these radionuclides (normally reactor produced) increases the usefulness of the medical cyclotron and adds strength to the justification for its installation in a metropolitan medical center.