Production of Ga-68 with a General Electric PETtrace cyclotron by liquid target.

@article{Riga2018ProductionOG,
  title={Production of Ga-68 with a General Electric PETtrace cyclotron by liquid target.},
  author={Stefano Riga and Gianfranco Cicoria and Davide Pancaldi and Federico Zagni and Sara Vichi and Michele Dassenno and Luca Santiago Mora and Filippo Lodi and Maria Pia Morigi and Mario Marengo},
  journal={Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={
          116-126
        }
}
PURPOSE In recent years the use of 68Ga (t1/2 = 67.84 min, β+: 88.88%) for the labelling of different PET radiopharmaceuticals has significantly increased. This work aims to evaluate the feasibility of the production of 68Ga via the 68Zn(p,n)68Ga reaction by proton irradiation of an enriched zinc solution, using a biomedical cyclotron, in order to satisfy its increasing demand. METHODS Irradiations of 1.7 Msolution of 68Zn(NO3)2 in 0.2 N HNO3 were conducted with a GE PETtrace cyclotron using… CONTINUE READING
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