Research on theranostic radioisotope production at the Bern medical cyclotron

Dellepiane, G. and Belver Aguilar, C. and Carzaniga, T. S. and Casolaro, P. and Häffner, P. D. (2021) Research on theranostic radioisotope production at the Bern medical cyclotron. Il nuovo cimento C, 44 (4-5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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The production of medical radioisotopes for theranostics is essential for nuclear medicine developments. A research program is ongoing at the 18 MeV Bern medical cyclotron, where a solid target station is in operation together with a 6.5 m Beam Transfer Line (BTL) ending in a separate bunker. To irradiate compressed powder pellets, novel target coins were conceived and realized together with methods to assess the beam energy and the production cross-sections. The activity at the end of the beam (EOB) is measured with a 1 cm3 CdZnTe detector. An ultra-compact active irradiation system based on a novel focusing and steering magnet and two-dimensional beam detectors is under development. Results on 43Sc, 44Sc, 47Sc, 61Cu, 64Cu, 68Ga, 155Tb, 165Er and 165Tm production are presented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 09:46
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 09:46

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