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Title: Five Years of Cyclotron Radioisotope Production Experiences at the First PET-CT in Venezuela

Abstract

Five years operation of a compact cyclotron installed at PET-CT facility in Caracas, Venezuela is given. Production rate of {sup 18}F labeled FDG, operation and radiation monitoring experience are included. We conclude that {sup 18}FDG CT-PET is the most effective technique for patient diagnosis.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Centro Diagnostico Docente, Las Mercedes, Caracas (Venezuela)
  2. Universidad Simon Bolivar, Seccion de Fisica Nuclear, Caracas (Venezuela)
  3. University of Applied Science of Aachen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21036097
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 947; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 7. Latin American symposium on nuclear physics and applications, Cusco (Peru), 11-16 Jun 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2813874; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CYCLOTRONS; DIAGNOSTIC USES; FLUORINE 18; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; PATIENTS; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIOTHERAPY; VENEZUELA

Citation Formats

Colmenter, L., Coelho, D., Esteves, L. M., Ruiz, N., Morales, L., Lugo, I., Sajo-Bohus, L., Liendo, J. A., Greaves, E. D., Barros, H., and Castillo, J. Five Years of Cyclotron Radioisotope Production Experiences at the First PET-CT in Venezuela. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2813874.
Colmenter, L., Coelho, D., Esteves, L. M., Ruiz, N., Morales, L., Lugo, I., Sajo-Bohus, L., Liendo, J. A., Greaves, E. D., Barros, H., & Castillo, J. Five Years of Cyclotron Radioisotope Production Experiences at the First PET-CT in Venezuela. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2813874.
Colmenter, L., Coelho, D., Esteves, L. M., Ruiz, N., Morales, L., Lugo, I., Sajo-Bohus, L., Liendo, J. A., Greaves, E. D., Barros, H., and Castillo, J. 2007. "Five Years of Cyclotron Radioisotope Production Experiences at the First PET-CT in Venezuela". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2813874.
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title = {Five Years of Cyclotron Radioisotope Production Experiences at the First PET-CT in Venezuela},
author = {Colmenter, L. and Coelho, D. and Esteves, L. M. and Ruiz, N. and Morales, L. and Lugo, I. and Sajo-Bohus, L. and Liendo, J. A. and Greaves, E. D. and Barros, H. and Castillo, J.},
abstractNote = {Five years operation of a compact cyclotron installed at PET-CT facility in Caracas, Venezuela is given. Production rate of {sup 18}F labeled FDG, operation and radiation monitoring experience are included. We conclude that {sup 18}FDG CT-PET is the most effective technique for patient diagnosis.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2813874},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 947,
place = {United States},
year = 2007,
month =
}
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