A. Hermanne, F. T. Tárkányi, A. V. Ignatyuk, S. Takács, R. Capote
An IAEA research project was dedicated to the compilation, evaluation and recommendation of cross-section data for the accelerator production of 11C, 13N, 15O, 18F, 64Cu, and 124I positron-emitting radionuclides clinically used for PET imaging, and for the accelerator production of two gamma emitters, 81Rb and 123I, used in SPECT imaging. Cross sections for 19 charged-particle induced reactions that can be employed for radionuclide accelerator production were evaluated including uncertainties. The resulting reference cross-section data were obtained from Padé fits to selected and corrected experimental data, and integral thick target yields were subsequently deduced. Uncertainties in the fitted results were estimated via a Padé least-squares method with the addition of a 4\% assessed systematic uncertainty to the estimated experimental uncertainty. Experimental data were also compared with theoretical predictions available from the TENDL library. All of the numerical reference cross-section data with their corresponding uncertainties and deduced integral thick target yields are available on-line at the IAEA-NDS medical portal this https URL and also at the IAEA-NDS web page this https URL.
Comments: 24 pages, 36 figures, 150 references