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A method for producing a solution including a positron emitting zinc cation of .sup.63Zn, and the method comprises bombarding a solution target including .sup.63Cu with high energy protons to produce a solution including a positron emitting zinc cation. A method for detecting or ruling out Alzheimer's disease in a patient comprises administering to a patient a detectable amount of a compound including a positron emitting zinc cation, wherein the zinc cation is targeted to beta-amyloid in the patient, and acquiring an image to detect the presence or absence of beta-amyloid in the patient.
Degrado, Timothy R. (Rochester, MN), Pandey, Mukesh K. (Rochester, MN), Engelbrecht, Hendrik Petrus (Rochester, MN), Lowe, Val J. (Rochester, MN)
14/ 902,744
July 9, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under SC0008947 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.