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High power laser production of short-lived isotopes for positron emission tomography

Abstract:

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful diagnostic/imaging technique requiring the production of the short-lived positron emitting isotopes 11C, 13N, 15O and 18F by proton irradiation of natural/enriched targets using cyclotrons. The development of PET has been hampered due to the size and shielding requirements of nuclear installations. Recent results show that when an intense laser beam interacts with solid targets, megaelectronvolt (MeV) protons capable of producing PET isotopes a...

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10.1088/0022-3727/37/16/019

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Journal:
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume:
37
Issue:
16
Pages:
2341-2345
Publication date:
2004-08-21
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EISSN:
1361-6463
ISSN:
0022-3727
URN:
uuid:6184b832-c248-4d01-96fd-56470ca7f924
Source identifiers:
353809
Local pid:
pubs:353809
Language:
English

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