Production of radioactive phantoms using a standard inkjet printer and the public domain multi-printing code GENIA

R. Scafè, P. Auer, P. Bennati, L. La Porta, F. Pisacane, M.N. Cinti, R. Pellegrini, G. De Vincentis, G. Conte, R. Pani

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The public domain code GENIA, based on multi-printing method for producing surface sources with appropriate radioactivity, is described. The conventional technique, running on standard inkjet printer with radio-marked ink filling, is improved by repeating elementary printing commands in the same band. Well outlined sources with adjustable radioactivity can be obtained without refilling. The intrinsic limitation of printable radioactivity, depending on the value available at nozzles at printing time, was overcome. In addition the method permits the accurate calibration of the amount of activity released onto the paper. © 2010 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209 - 223
Number of pages15
JournalPhysica Medica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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