A solid target system with remote handling of irradiated targets for PET cyclotrons.

Jonathan Siikanen, Thuy Tran, T G Olsson, Sven-Erik Strand, Anders Sandell

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Abstract

A solid target system was developed for a PET cyclotron. The system is compatible with many different target materials in the form of foils and electroplated/sputtered targets which makes it useful for production of a wide variety of different PET radionuclides. The target material is manually loaded into the system. Remote handling of irradiated target material is managed with a pneumatic piston and a vacuum technique which allows the targets to be dropped into a shielded transport container. To test the target performance, proton irradiations (12.8MeV, 45μA) of monoisotopic yttrium foils (0.64mm, direct water cooling) were performed to produce (89)Zr. The yields were 2200±200MBq (1h, n=13) and 6300±65MBq (3h, n=3).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-301
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

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