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Production of $$^{95m}$$Tc for Compton camera imaging

Hatsukawa, Yuichi; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Hashimoto, Kazuyuki; Sato, Tetsuya; Asai, Masato; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Nagai, Yasuki; Tanimori, Toru*; Sonoda, Shinya*; Kabuki, Shigeto*; Kimura, Hiroyuki*

In recent years, the Compton camera which is originally developed for the astrophysical studies was applied for medical diagnostic usage. For the Compton camera imaging require technetium isotopes emitting higher energy $$gamma$$-rays. Two Tc isotopes, $$^{95m}$$Tc (T$$_{1/2}$$ = 60 d; E$$gamma$$ = 204, 582 and 835 keV) and $$^{96}$$Tc(T$$_{1/2}$$ = 4.28 d, E$$gamma$$ = 778 and 812 keV) are candidates for Compton camera imaging. Compton camera imaging can realize high position resolution without collimator. Because of no collimator using, the Compton camera makes higher $$gamma$$-ray detection efficiency. Compared with SPECT with $$^{99m}$$Tc, the Compton camera imaging technique can be expected that radiation exposure deduce to 1/5-1/10. In this study, technetium-95m was produced by the $$^{95}$$Mo(p,n)$$^{95m}$$Tc reaction.



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