Recent achievements in Tc-99m radiopharmaceutical direct production by medical cyclotrons

@article{Boschi2017RecentAI,
  title={Recent achievements in Tc-99m radiopharmaceutical direct production by medical cyclotrons},
  author={A. Boschi and P. Martini and M. Pasquali and L. Uccelli},
  journal={Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={1402 - 1412}
}
Abstract 99mTc is the most commonly used radionuclide in the field of diagnostic imaging, a noninvasive method intended to diagnose a disease, assess the disease state and monitor the effects of treatments. Annually, the use of 99mTc, covers about 85% of nuclear medicine applications. This isotope releases gamma rays at about the same wavelength as conventional X-ray diagnostic equipment, and owing to its short half-life (t½ = 6 h) is ideal for diagnostic nuclear imaging. A patient can be… Expand
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