JPNM Physics

Nuclides Used for PET

Document created May 10, 1996;


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Medically-Useful Positron Emitters

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11C (20.4 m)52Fe (8.28 h) (52mMn)110In (4.9 h)22Na (2.60 y)
13N (9.97 m)55Co (17.53 h)120I (81.0 m)Al26 (7.4E+5 Y)
15O (2.04 m)61Cu (3.33 h)124I (4.18 d)68Ge (270.8 d)
EC to 68Ga (67.6 m)
18F (110 m)62Cu (9.74 m)122Xe (20.1 h)
(122I, 3.63 m)
64Cu (12.7 h)
62Zn (9.19 h)
63Zn (38.47 m)
70As (52.6 m)
71As (65.28 h)
74As (17.77 d)
76Br (16.2 h)
82Rb (1.27 m)
86Y (14.74 h)
89Zr (78.4 h)


Tracers for Therapy Nuclides

TracerTherapy Nuclide
83Sr (32.4 h)89Sr (50.5 d)
142Sm (72.5 m)153Sm (46.3 h)


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Version 4 modified June 6, 1996;
Document maintained by:

Douglas J. Wagenaar, Ph.D., wagenaar@nucmed.bidmc.harvard.edu