This guide aims to help cyclotron operators follow new international standards of quality control to develop two emerging PET isotopes used to diagnose and treat cancer copper-64
(64Cu) and iodine-124 (124I).
28), (29) As part of these studies, we used an absorption test for copper-64
(a simple copper salt) and showed that a minimum of 15% of ingested copper-64
bypasses the liver and adds immediately to the free copper pool of the blood.
Also on Saturday, Iran started production of copper-64
radiomedicine which puts the country among the first four producers of this radiomedicine in the world.
Last month, the National Cancer Institute issued Welch a grant that will subsidize his team's making of copper-64
for itself and other medical researchers around the country.