Accelerator Production of Scandium Radioisotopes: Sc-43, Sc-44, and Sc-47

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  • Scandium radioisotopes are increasingly considered viable radiolabels for targeted molecular imaging (Sc-43, Sc-44) and therapy (Sc-47). Significant technological advances have increased the quantity and quality of available radioscandium in the past decade, motivated in part by the chemical similarity of scandium to therapeutic radionuclides like Lu-177. The production and radiochemical isolation techniques applied to scandium radioisotopes are reviewed, focusing on charged particle and electron linac initiated reactions and using calcium and titanium as starting materials.
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  • Chernysheva M; Loveless SC; Brossard T; Becker K; Cingoranelli S; Aluicio-Sarduy E; Song J; Ellison P; Nolen J; Rotsch DA
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  • 359
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  • 373
  • Volume

  • 14
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  • 4