We propose the development of a Cyclotron Isotope Production Center with enhanced features that may be used for Biomedical Physics research as part of the Legnaro INFN Laboratories. The cyclotron accelerator should feature a “biomedical” beam-line providing 70 MeV protons with a current of several hundreds of micro-amperes. This document will review the employment of innovative radionuclides in medicine and the features that a new cyclotron should have to produce them. We will also specify equipment and procedures for “targetry”, irradiation, radiochemical processing, and labeling, which a production center should have. Quality control and radioprotection issues will also be addressed.

A cyclotron isotope production center for biomedical research / G. Moschini, P. Rossi, U. Mazzi, M.L. Bonardi, F. Groppi, D. Bollini, D. Casara. - [s.l] : Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 2008.

A cyclotron isotope production center for biomedical research

M.L. Bonardi;F. Groppi;
2008

Abstract

We propose the development of a Cyclotron Isotope Production Center with enhanced features that may be used for Biomedical Physics research as part of the Legnaro INFN Laboratories. The cyclotron accelerator should feature a “biomedical” beam-line providing 70 MeV protons with a current of several hundreds of micro-amperes. This document will review the employment of innovative radionuclides in medicine and the features that a new cyclotron should have to produce them. We will also specify equipment and procedures for “targetry”, irradiation, radiochemical processing, and labeling, which a production center should have. Quality control and radioprotection issues will also be addressed.
radioisotope production ; cyclotron ; biomedical physics
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sez. di Milano
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sez. di Legnaro
http://www.lnl.infn.it/
Working Paper
A cyclotron isotope production center for biomedical research / G. Moschini, P. Rossi, U. Mazzi, M.L. Bonardi, F. Groppi, D. Bollini, D. Casara. - [s.l] : Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, 2008.
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