By Magdy M. Khalil
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653 MeV to reach stable 64 nuclides 30 Zn and 64 28 Ni, respectively (Adapted from Martin James ). 16) and Eβ+ are in MeV. 4 Electron Capture (EC) As mentioned earlier, the proton-rich nuclei undergo radioactive transformation indicated by capture of orbital electron. 022 MeV); the only way to reduce number of protons in proton-rich nuclei would be the capture of an orbital elec- T. Hosny et al. 22 tron. Due to de Broglie wave pattern of the orbiting electrons, they could come close to or pass through the unstable nucleus allowing capture to occur yielding Z reduction by 1, N increase by 1, and the mass number A remains the same.
The most common example is the production of F-18 from heavy water as shown here: 1 Basic Radiation Physics 18 8 15 O ( p,n ) 189 F Another common nuclear reaction used is (d, n) in which the target nucleus will catch the accelerated particle (deuteron), subsequently the produced radionuclide atomic number and mass number each increases by one. The (d, n) reaction is given by: A A +1 Z X ( d , n ) Z +1 X An example of a radionuclide that is produced by deuteron irradiation is oxygen-15, and this reaction is written as 14 N (d , n) O 15 There are many different types of particle accelerator including the Van de Graaff accelerator, cyclotron, synchrocyclotron, synchrotron and linear accelerator although they are different types, but the main concept is still the same.
Crystals of short decay time are also better candidates in time of flight applications. 5. High light yield. The material should be of good optical yield and has a size large enough to use as practical detector. As the crystal dimension decreases in size to improve spatial resolution, as in block detector design of PET scanners, it is necessary to have a scintillator of high light output. As outlined above, light yield also improves timing and energy resolution. No material can fit all of these properties, and therefore it is usually a trade-off process favouring some properties over the others.
Basic Science of PET Imaging by Magdy M. Khalil