alexa Production of terbium-152 by heavy ion reactions and proton induced spallation.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences


Author(s): Allen BJ, Goozee G, Sarkar S, Beyer G, Morel C,

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Abstract Terbium-152 (Tb-152) is of potential value as a radiotracer for radiolanthanides in positron emission tomography. We report the production of Tb-152 by heavy ion reactions at the ANU Tandem accelerator, and by the spallation method at the CERN proton accelerator using the on-line ISOLDE separator, obtaining microcurie and millicurie yields, respectively. After purification, a phantom image in PET is obtained which shows the feasibility of using Tb-152 for monitoring the kinetics of Tb-149 and other radiolanthanides. However, the current availability of this radioisotope will be restricted to major nuclear physics research centres.
This article was published in Appl Radiat Isot and referenced in Anthropology

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