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Title: Medical applications of cyclotrons: the status and prospects in Egypt
Authors: Mahfouz, R.M.
Keywords: Cyclotrons
Medical radioisotopes
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University, Science: 10(1); 79-84
Abstract: Cyclotrons have been in regular use for medical radioisotopes production since about 1950. Cyclotrons from the point of view of chemists using them, can best be considered as devices providing a source of reagents, namely protons, deutrons, helium-3 and helium-4 which can bring about the nuclear reaction leading to the desired radionuclides. Many PET radiopharmaceuticals such as F-18 and ColI could be produced by cyclotrons. The wide spread use of cyclotrons for radiopharmaceuticals production is stiII compromised by its high costs, compared with radiopharmaceuticals used for SPECT applications such as Tc-99m. In Egypt after cyclotron installation, much efforts will be needed by radiochemists to develop a research project concerning production of new PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/42
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