Accession Number : ADA087354


Title :   Electron Linear Accelerator Production of Oxygen-15,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Weitz,R. L. ; Casady,J. T.


Report Date : DEC 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : An electron linear accelerator was used to produce gaseous oxygen-15 by bremsstrahlung irradiation of hydrogen peroxide-water solutions. With helium as a sweep gas, it was possible to achieve oxygen-15 activities of 24 mCi per liter of gas. Carbon-11, the only detectable radioactive contaminant, constituted less than 0.2% of the activity when 30-MeV electrons were used. Transfer of oxygen-15 to blood by a simple bubbling technique resulted in blood activities of about 85 micro Ci/cc of blood. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OXYGEN, PRODUCTION, WATER, IRRADIATION, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, LINEAR ACCELERATORS, BREMSSTRAHLUNG.


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE