Calibration setting numbers for dose calibrators for the PET isotopes (52)Mn, (64)Cu, (76)Br, (86)Y, (89)Zr, (124)I.

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  • For PET radionuclides, the radioactivity of a sample can be conveniently measured by a dose calibrator. These devices depend on a "calibration setting number", but many recommended settings from manuals were interpolated based on standard sources of other radionuclide(s). We conducted HPGe gamma-ray spectroscopy, resulting in a reference for determining settings in two types of vessels containing one of several PET radionuclides. Our results reiterate the notion that in-house, experimental calibrations are recommended for different radionuclides and vessels.
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  • (124)I, (52)Mn, (64)Cu, (76)Br, (86)Y, (89)Zr, Calibration setting number, Dose calibrator, Instrumentation, Ionization chamber, Radiation measurements, Bromine Radioisotopes, Calibration, Copper Radioisotopes, Humans, Iodine Radioisotopes, Manganese, Positron-Emission Tomography, Radioisotopes, Radiometry, Yttrium Radioisotopes, Zirconium
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    Author List

  • Wooten AL; Lewis BC; Szatkowski DJ; Sultan DH; Abdin KI; Voller TF; Liu Y; Lapi SE
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  • 89
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  • 95
  • Volume

  • 113