Special Issue "Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes"
A special issue of Instruments (ISSN 2410-390X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Saverio Braccini
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics, University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: medical applications of particle physics; particle accelerators; particle detectors; radiation protection
Dr. Francisco Alves
ICNAS—Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health, University of Coimbra, Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: medical cyclotrons; Positron Emission Tomography (PET); radioisotope production
The 17th Workshop on Targets and Target Chemistry (WTTC17) was held in Coimbra (Portugal) on 27-31 August 2018. A few months before, the 13th Workshop of the European Cyclotron Network (CYCLEUR) took place in Lisbon (Portugal) on 23–24 November 2017. These two events reassembled major experts in the field of radioisotope production, targets, target chemistry and cyclotrons. In the last few years, significant advances have been obtained in these fields with direct implications for science and society. Instruments and methods, originally developed for nuclear and particle physics, played a crucial role and further developments are expected. In particular, the production of radioisotopes for both medical diagnostics and therapy—the so-called “theranostics”—could produce a breakthrough in nuclear medicine. This Special Issue is intended to collect original scientific contributions on the latest developments on instruments and methods for medical and research cyclotrons as well as on target and target chemistry for the production of radioisotopes.Prof. Dr. Saverio Braccini
Dr. Francisco Alves
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- Radioisotope production
- Solid, liquid and gas targets