An IAEA research project was dedicated to the compilation, evaluation and recommendation of cross-section data for the accelerator production of C-11, N-13, O-15, F-18, Cu-64, and I-124 positron-emitting radionuclides clinically used for PET imaging, and for the accelerator production of two gamma emitters, Rb-81 and I-123, used in SPECT imaging. Cross sections for 19 charged-particle induced reactions that can be employed for radionuclide accelerator production were evaluated including uncertainties. The resulting reference cross-section data were obtained from Pade fits to selected and corrected experimental data, and integral thick target yields were subsequently deduced. Uncertainties in the fitted results were estimated via a Pade least-squares method with the addition of a 4% assessed systematic uncertainty to the estimated experimental uncertainty. Experimental data were also compared with comprehensive predictions available from the TENDL library that reflects the current status of theoretical modelling. All of the numerical reference cross-section data with their corresponding uncertainties and deduced integral thick target yields are available on-line at the IAEA-NDS medical portal www-nds.iaea.org/medportal/ and also at the IAEA-NDS web page www-nds.iaea.org/medical/.
- REACTION CROSS-SECTIONS; DEUTERON-INDUCED REACTIONS; TARGET EXCITATION-FUNCTIONS; CHARGED-PARTICLE REACTIONS; PROTON-INDUCED REACTIONS; HIGH-PURITY I-123; PAR DES PROTONS; CYCLOTRON PRODUCTION; NATURAL TELLURIUM; P,N REACTIONS