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Title: Status of the Positron Emission Tomography Centre at the Austin Hospital.
Austin Authors: Egan, Gary F
Affiliation: PET Centre, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1991
Publication information: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine / Supported By the Australasian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine and the Australasian Association of Physical Sciences in Medicine; 14(1): 42-7
Abstract: A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Centre is currently being established at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. The Centre has recently purchased a Siemens Model 951/31 PET scanner and an Ion Beam Applications (IBA) Model 10/5 cyclotron with associated targetry and automated radiochemistry modules. The initial areas of clinical investigation at the Austin Hospital will be heart and brain studies using 18Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and 13Nitrogen-ammonia (13NH3). The heart studies will concentrate on determining myocardial viability in patients following infarction whilst studies of epileptic patients will involve determination of the epileptic focus in the brain. A description of the major technical instrumentation is given together with an overview of the radiopharmaceutical production processes and the initial program of clinical investigations to be undertaken.
Gov't Doc #: 2029241
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Australia
Brain.radionuclide imaging
Epilepsy.radionuclide imaging
Fluorine Radioisotopes.diagnostic use
Heart.radionuclide imaging
Hospitals, Municipal
Nitrogen Radioisotopes.diagnostic use
Particle Accelerators.instrumentation
Tomography, Emission-Computed.instrumentation
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