Highlights of radioisotope, radiochemistry, and radiotracer development in Australia

Margaret L. Aulsebrook, Leena Hogan, Lidia Matesic

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Australia has a rich and long history in the nuclear science and technology sector. Nuclear medicine involves the use of radioactive substances and molecular imaging equipment to diagnose and treat diseases and is an ever-growing field around the globe. In fact, it is estimated that one in two Australians will require a nuclear medicine procedure during their lifetime. Progress by Australian scientists during the 21st century in radioisotope production, radiochemistry methodology, and radiotracer development for applications in nuclear medicine is reviewed. These developments will allow facile access to the next generation of nuclear medicines for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)880-894
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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