A diverse set of radioisotopes is available for a variety of applications and fundamental research. These radioisotopes are obtained from:
- our Radioisotope R&D program using the OPAL reactor and 18 MeV Camperdown Cyclotron irradiation products,
- ANSTO Health
- national partner cyclotrons
- commercial radioisotopes providers.
We are working to extend this range through international reactor and cyclotron partnerships. The availability of these materials will differ significantly depending on reactor and cyclotron scheduling and demand for non-routine custom irradiated products.
Fundamental to this capability, ANSTO provides well equipped, licensed facilities and well- trained staff to deal with SPECT, PET and other tracing radionuclides. The platform encourages and welcomes contact with ideas and/or inquiries about radioisotopes not listed here, whether it be for servicing the needs of new application areas or project collaborations and partnering.
Please confirm the availability of your selected radioisotope with your ANSTO contact before submitting your proposal.
|Radioisotope||Half life||Emission type||Application|
|Carbon-11||20.3 minutes||PET imaging|
|Fluorine-18||1.83 hours||β+||PET imaging|
|Gallium-68||68.3 minutes||β+||PET imaging|
|Yttrium-86||14.74 hours||β+||PET imaging|
|Zirconium-89||3.3 days||β+||PET imaging|
|Iodine-124||4.2 days||β+||PET imaging|
|Copper-64||12.7 hours||β+, β-||PET imaging|
|Lutetium-177||6.65 days||β-, γ||SPECT imaging / therapy|
|Samarium-153||46.3 hours||β-, γ||Therapy|
|Iodine-131||8.02 days||β-, γ||Therapy|
|Holmium-166||26.8 hours||β-, γ||Therapy|
|Technetium-99m||6.01 hours||γ||SPECT imaging|
|Cobalt-57||271.8 days||(EC), γ||Tracing|
|Gallium-67||3.26 days||(EC), γ||SPECT imaging|
|Indium-111||2.8 days||(EC), γ||SPECT imaging|
|Iodine-123||13.2 hours||(EC), γ||SPECT imaging|
- Medical radioisotopes
- Environmental and industrial radioisotopes .
For further information please contact: