Production of the Auger emitter 119Sb for targeted radionuclide therapy using a small PET-cyclotron

Helge Thisgaard, M Jensen

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Abstract

The use of Auger electrons in radionuclide therapy of cancer is a promising tool for specific tumor cell killing of micrometastases and small tumors. The radioisotope (119)Sb has recently been identified as a potent Auger-emitter for therapy. We here present a method for producing this isotope using a low-energy cyclotron. With this method, it will be possible to produce clinically relevant amounts of (119)Sb radioactivity with high chemical and radionuclidic purity for cancer therapy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume67
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)34-8
Number of pages5
ISSN0969-8043
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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