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Radioisotopes lab


By irradiating targets in the world-class OPAL research reactor, a diverse set of radioisotopes, primarily for nuclear medicine, are available for a variety of applications and for research.

List of radioisotopes

To complement this suite of emerging, noncommercially available OPAL-produced radioisotopes, we are working to extend this range by accessing

  • ANSTO commercial
  • National partner cyclotrons
  • Imports from international commercial radioisotope vendors
  • Imports from collaborative international research reactors and accelerators

The availability of these radioisotopes 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 highly trained staff to handle SPECT-, PET- and therapeutically relevant radionuclides.

ANSTO also operates the National Research Cyclotron Facility providing fluorine-18 and carbon-11 for research.

Please confirm the availability of your selected radioisotope with your ANSTO contact before submitting your proposal.