Calibration And Operational Data For A Compact Photodiode Detector Useful For Monitoring The Location Of Moving Sources Of Positron Emitting Radioisotopes

MG Marsland, MP Dehnel, S. Johansson, Johan Rajander, O. Solin, J. Theroux, TM Stewart, T. Christensen, C. Hollinger

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    D-Pace has developed a compact cost-effective gamma detector system based on technology licensed from TRIUMF [1]. These photodiode detectors are convenient for detecting the presence of positron emitting radioisotopes, particularly for the case of transport of radioisotopes from a PET cyclotron to hotlab, or from one location to another in an automated radiochemistry processing unit. This paper describes recent calibration experiments undertaken at the Turku PET Centre for stationary and moving sources of F18 and C11 in standard setups. The practical diagnostic utility of using several of these devices to track the transport of radioisotopes from the cyclotron to hotlab is illustrated. For example, such a detector system provides: a semi-quantitative indication of total activity, speed of transport, location of any activity lost en route and effectiveness of follow-up system flushes, a means of identifying bolus break-up, feedback useful for deciding when to change out tubing.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)337–339
    Number of pages3
    JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • C11
    • detector
    • emission
    • F18
    • gamma
    • photodiode
    • positron
    • Radiation

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