RADIOISOTOPES

We use a variety of isotopes in our research, most predominantly:

  • 18F, a PET isotope, obtained from a medical cyclotron
  • 99mTc, a SPECT isotope, obtained from a 99Mo/99mTc generator delivered to the group weekly by Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • 125I obtained from the McMaster nuclear reactor is used for running assays and biodistribution studies
  • Other radionuclides used by the group include: 123I, 131I, 111In, 186/188Re