Development of an Improved Target for [18F]F2 Production
An Al body target with improved yields of electrophilic [18F]F2 on the Siemens/CTI 11 MeV proton cyclotron at Wisconsin has been developed. The saturation yields is 3.10 ± 0.40 GBq/μA for beam currents up to 45 μA. The target has routinely produced 20–40 GBq of [18F]F2 for clinical and experimental use over 1600 μA-h operation, with a maximum yield to date of 45.5 GBq (1.2 Ci). Target design, performance and reliability are discussed.
Physics and Astronomy
Applied Radiation and Isotopes
A.D. Roberts, T.R. Oakes, and R.J. Nickles. (1995). Development of an Improved Target for [18F]F2 Production. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 46 (2), 87-91.
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Copyright © 1995 Elsevier Science Ltd. Article published by Elsevier in Applied Radiation and Isotopes, volume 46, issue number 2, February 1995, pages 87-91. Available online: http://doi.org/10.1016/0969-8043(94)00111-C.