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Title: Nuclear Data for Medical Applications – Recent Developments and Future Requirements

Cancer treatment represents a major economic and medical issue because of the extensive incidence of the disease worldwide, with a particularly large rate of increase to be found in developing countries. Over the previous twenty years, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has dedicated a series of investigations towards identifying and quantifying the production routes and decay characteristics of radioisotopes judged to be of existing and emerging importance in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy. Both the recommendations formulated during the course of these technical debates and the results of recently completed and on-going IAEA coordinated research projects are focused towards the successful evolution of improvements in nuclear data for medical applications throughout the early 21{sup st} century.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH (United Kingdom)
  2. (India)
  3. NAPC–Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, PO Box 100, Vienna A1400 (Austria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436733
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Data Sheets; Journal Volume: 120; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; IAEA; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR DECAY; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOTHERAPY