Automated production of potassium-38 for the study of myocardial perfusion using positron emission tomography.

@article{Guillaume1988AutomatedPO,
  title={Automated production of potassium-38 for the study of myocardial perfusion using positron emission tomography.},
  author={Marcel Guillaume and C de Landsheere and Pierre M. Rigo and R Czichosz},
  journal={International journal of radiation applications and instrumentation. Part A, Applied radiation and isotopes},
  year={1988},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={97-107}
}
The 35Cl(alpha, n)38K nuclear reaction was developed for the routine cyclotron production of repeated multimillicurie batches of 38K for dynamic studies of regional tissue perfusion with positron emission tomography. The objective is to make this isotope available as an alternative to the use of [13N]NH3 and 82Rb for the investigation of flow in experimental and clinical use. A sodium chloride powder target mounted on a water-cooled nickel backing is bombarded with 26 MeV helium-4 ions at a… CONTINUE READING