The preparation of high specific activity copper-64 for medical diagnosis.
EL Hetherington, PJ Sorby, J Camakaris
Int J Rad Appl Instrum A | Published : 1986
The specific activity of 64Cu produced by the neutron irradiation of copper is too low to be used in some in vitro tests for metabolic diagnosis. This report describes the use of the Szilard-Chalmers reaction to increase the specific activity to useful levels.