May 24 – 28, 2021
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INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR THERANOSTIC RADIOISOTOPE PRODUCTION AT THE BERN MEDICAL CYCLOTRON

May 27, 2021, 5:00 AM
30m
Poster Technology Transfer Tech Transfer Posters

Speaker

Gaia Dellepiane (Universität Bern)

Description

Radioisotopes for theranostics are essential for nuclear medicine developments. Their production using solid target stations is challenging and new instruments and methods derived from particle physics are needed. A research program is ongoing at the 18 MeV Bern medical cyclotron, equipped with a solid target station and a 6 m long Beam Transfer Line ending in a separate bunker. To bombard compressed powder pellets, novel target coins were conceived and realized together with methods to assess the beam energy and the production cross-sections. The EoB-activity is measured with a CdZnTe (CZT) detector. To accurately assess the properties of the beam, novel non-destructive one- and two-dimensional beam monitoring detectors were developed. An ultra-compact active irradiation system based on a novel magnetic lens and two-dimensional beam detectors is under development. Results on Er-165, Tb-155, Ga-68, Cu-61, Cu-64, Sc-43, Sc-44 and Sc-47 production are presented.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? No, this is an entirely new submission.
Funding information This research was partially funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Grants: 200021_175749 and CRSII5_180352.

Primary author

Gaia Dellepiane (Universität Bern)

Co-authors

Dr Pierluigi Casolaro (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Philipp Daniel Häffner (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Dr Isidre Mateu (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Prof. Paola Scampoli (Universitaet Bern (CH) and Università di Napoli (IT)) Naomi Voeten (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Elnaz Zyaee (Universität Bern) Prof. Saverio Braccini (Universitaet Bern (CH))

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