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General information

Strontium-82 (T1 / 2 = 25.34 days) is the father of rubidium-82 (T1 / 2 = 75 s) used in cardiac PET imaging. Rubidium-82 allows a measurement of blood flow and thus is able to diagnose coronary shortcomings with better specificity than current techniques.

Strontium-82 is used to fill Strontium / Rubidium generators. This device achieves the son simply by elution making Rubidium-82 readily available in PET imaging centers. Because of the long half-life of strontium-82, a generator can be used for more than a month.