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16 26 Fe decay scheme illustrates positron emission accompanied with electron capture Such a “long-lived” excitation represents a metastable (or isomeric state). To relieve the excitation energy of that state, emission of gamma rays is carried out. 17 99Mo decay chain. 99mTc is decayed considerably with almost 6 h half-life, and it is relieved to the ground state of 99Tc throughout the gamma ray emission. e. the transition of a parent nucleus to a daughter nucleus is a purely statistical process.

The ideal scintillation material should possess the following properties: 1. High stopping efficiency. Scintillator material should have high efficiency for converting incident radiation energy into emitted luminescence. Scintillator with high effective Z and high density is a better candidate as the former is proper for photoelectric interaction, while the later serves to dominate Compton interaction. 2. High-energy resolution. This feature plays an important role in removing scattered radiation.

More details about medical cyclotron will be discussed later. Since naturally occurring radioisotopes are relatively long half-lived and not handled well with human body, an artificially produced radioisotope which is cyclotron or reactor produced is being used. 38 min) which requires a local production to avoid loss of the material due to continuous decay. Since the radioisotopes need to be incorporated into some form of pharmaceutical, it should also be capable of being produced in a form which is amenable to chemical, pharmaceutical and sterile processing.

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