General Seminar

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 from to (Europe/Bucharest)
at Măgurele ( Marius Petrașcu Seminar Room )
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  • Wednesday, 23 April 2014
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Isotopes in Medicine: Cyclotron produced Isotopes 1h0'
      The very different fields of isotope application in medicine require dedicated bio-chemical
      and nuclear decay properties of the nuclides. Single Photon Computerized Scintigraphy (SPECT)
      requires radionuclides emitting in the decay single photons, preferable with energy between 100
      and 200 keV. The working horse in SPECT is 99mTc reliable available from 99Mo/99mTc-generators.
      The overwhelming fraction of 99Mo is produced by fission in nuclear reactors. Other suitable
      radionuclides for (SPECT) as 123I, 201Tl, 67Ga or 111In need to be produced using cyclotrons.
      Speaker: Gerd Beyer (European Scientific Institute (ESI) and the Joint University Accelerator School (JUAS), Archamps (France))
    • 14:00 - 14:20 Overview of PET radiopharmaceuticals for functional and molecular imaging 20'
      The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) based on the coincident registration of the
      annihilation photons from the positron decay mode has gained important clinical relevance,
      especially in oncology. The combined functional (PET) and morphological (CT) imaging
      modalities in one instrument (PET-CT) is today a standard tool in nuclear medical diagnosis.
      Based on own experiences the author will give in this presentation an overview focusing with
      selected examples on different production modes for radioisotopes with small and medium
      cyclotrons and explain some aspects of the targetry for gases, liquids and solids.
      Speaker: Adriano Duatti (University of Ferrara (Italy) and Research associate prof. at Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN))