Recommended nuclear data for medical radioisotope production: diagnostic gamma emitters

F. T. Tárkányi, A. V. Ignatyuk, A. Hermanne, R. Capote, B. V. Carlson, J. W. Engle, M. A. Kellett, T. Kibedi, G. N. Kim, F. G. Kondev, M. Hussain, O. Lebeda, A. Luca, Y. Nagai, H. Naik, A. L. Nichols, F. M. Nortier, S. V. Suryanarayana, S. Takács, M. Verpelli

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An extensive series of evaluations have been performed as part of an IAEA coordinated research project to study a set of nuclear reactions that produce the diagnostic gamma-ray emitting radionuclides 51Cr, 99mTc, 111In, 123I and 201Tl. Recommended cross-section data in the form of excitation functions have been derived, along with quantifications of their uncertainties. These evaluations involved the compilation of all previously published values and newly measured experimental data, followed by critical assessments and selection of those experimental datasets and accompanying uncertainties judged to be fully valid and statistically consistent for model-independent least-squares fitting by means of Padé approximations. Integral yields as a function of the energy were also calculated on the basis of the recommended cross sections deduced from these various fits. All evaluated numerical results and their corresponding uncertainties are available online at and also on the medical portal of the International Atomic Energy Agency/Nuclear Data Section (IAEA-NDS)

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • Cross-section evaluation
  • Diagnostic medical isotopes
  • IAEA Coordinated Research Project
  • Padé fit
  • Recommended σ- and yield data
  • Uncertainty estimation
  • γ-ray emitters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Tárkányi, F. T., Ignatyuk, A. V., Hermanne, A., Capote, R., Carlson, B. V., Engle, J. W., Kellett, M. A., Kibedi, T., Kim, G. N., Kondev, F. G., Hussain, M., Lebeda, O., Luca, A., Nagai, Y., Naik, H., Nichols, A. L., Nortier, F. M., Suryanarayana, S. V., Takács, S., & Verpelli, M. (Accepted/In press). Recommended nuclear data for medical radioisotope production: diagnostic gamma emitters. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.