Characteristics of some radionuclides of medical importance.
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Characteristics of some radionuclides of medical importance. by Stephen Leslie Waters

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Published by Brunel University in Uxbridge .
Written in English

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ContributionsBrunel University. Nuclear Science Centre.
The Physical Object
Pagination128p. :
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL14467733M

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characteristic that is undesirable for medical imaging, but of interest in therapy. Useful nuclides produced by nuclear fission are shown in table Table Radionuclides produced by nuclear fission. Gamma-ray Fission Isotope energy Half-life yield" (keV) (%) 99Mo h ' d . Radionuclides for PET. For PET, the majority of both preclinical and clinical studies focus on the use of just four “conventional” radionuclides, namely 18 F and the so-called “bionuclides” 11 C, 13 N, and 15 O. The production routes and physical decay characteristics of these conventional radionuclides are presented in Table comparatively short half-lives of these four Cited by: values and the yield of some new radioisotopes used for medical applications. Keywords: radionuclides, neutron act ivation, proton, deut eron, alpha induced react ion, cyclotron. Radioactive forms of elements are called radionuclide radionuclideRadioactive forms of elements are called radionuclides. Radium, Cesium, and Strontium are examples of radionuclides. Some occur naturally in the environment, while others are man-made, either deliberately or as byproducts of nuclear reactions. Learn the Radiation Basics.

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