High Pressure H218O Target for the Production of [18F]Fluoride Ion

  • Henry F. VanBrocklin
  • Henry C. Padgett
  • C. William Alvord
  • Derrick G. Schmidt
  • Gerald T. Bida


Positron emission tomography (PET) plays an important role in clinical research as well as an ever increasing role in the diagnosis and staging of several disease states. The expansion of PET will demand the production of greater quantities of short-lived radiopharmaceuticals and thus the need for increased isotope production. In order to meet the supply needs of the PET community, new methods must be developed to economically achieve the required quantities of short-lived isotopes using the current in-house isotope production equipment (cyclotrons, accelerators) or low cost, low energy accelerators.


Positron Emission Tomography Target System Resin Column Target Body Vent Valve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry F. VanBrocklin
    • 1
  • Henry C. Padgett
    • 2
    • 4
  • C. William Alvord
    • 3
  • Derrick G. Schmidt
    • 3
    • 5
  • Gerald T. Bida
    • 3
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Functional ImagingLawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Northern California PET Imaging CenterSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.CTI, Inc.KnoxvilleUSA
  4. 4.CTI PET Systems, Inc.KnoxvilleUSA
  5. 5.Biomedical Research FoundationShreeveportUSA

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