Spectrum isotopes library


β, γ radiation
Half-life: 4 hours

Main emission lines: 511 keV, 1157 keV

Decay chain: Ti-44

Related lines: 73 keV

Where detected

Titanium-44 is the parent isotope for scandium-44 used in medical diagnostics. Scandium-44 is too short-lived isotope for logistics from nuclear centers to medical institutions (half-life 4 hours). Therefore, special mobile isotope generators fueled with titanium-44 are transferred to medical centers. As 44Ti decays, the accumulated scandium-44 is washed out of the generator by chemical methods.