[ RadSafe ] Cl-36 in Nuclear Medicine?

ROY HERREN royherren2005 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 16 10:55:53 CDT 2010

Another PET isotope that is interesting is Rubidium Rb 82, see 
http://www.cardiogen.com/.  The half life of Rb82 is only 75 seconds.  The 
isotope literally goes directly from the generator into an IV and the on into 
the patient who is laying on the PET scanner gantry.
 Roy Herren 

From: "jearadrat at aol.com" <jearadrat at aol.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Thu, July 15, 2010 2:04:34 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Cl-36 in Nuclear Medicine?

Good afternoon, all:

In a reqcent company training session, one of my fellow technicians mentioned 
that a nuclear medicine application was being developed for chlorine-36.  
Considering the VERY long (3E5 yrs) half-life, what possible patient application 
can there be for this?  Or is it possible some erroneous information is being 

Thanks in advance,
John Aperans, RRPT
Clinton, TN USA

P.S. Please be gentle, this is my first post.
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