Resources Contact Us Home
Radioisotope production facility for use with positron emission tomography

Image Number 9 for United States Patent #5037602.

A radioisotope production facility (12) produces radioisotopes having application to Positron Emission Tomography. The radioisotopes produced include .sup.18 F, .sup.13 N, .sup.15 O, and .sup.11 C, and are produced by irradiating a selected target material (40) with a high energy .sup.3 He.sup.++ beam accelerated in a radio frequency quadruple (RFQ) linear accelerator (34). The facility includes, in addition to the RFQ linear accelerator and the selected target, a source of .sup.3 He.sup.++ ions (30), low energy transport means (32) for focusing the .sup.3 He.sup.++ beam into the RFQ linear accelerator, and a high energy transport means (36) for directing the accelerated .sup.3 He.sup.++ beam at the selected target. Further included is a target subsystem (16) that holds the target, automatically prepares precursors containing the .sup.18 F, .sup.13 N, .sup.15 O, and .sup.11 C radioisotopes, and an automated radiopharmaceutical subsystem (22) that prepares suitable radiopharmaceuticals from the desired precursors.

  Recently Added Patents
Method for controlled layer transfer
Oil extractor and the preparation method thereof
Print control server, print controlling method, and print control program
System and method of interfacing co-processors and input/output devices via a main memory system
Apparatus, electronic component and method for generating reference voltage
Catheter with multiple electrode assemblies for use at or near tubular regions of the heart
Reusing data in user run book automation
  Randomly Featured Patents
Water plasticized high refractive index polymer for ophthalmic applications
Granular detergent composition comprising a surfactant and antifoaming component
Method and system for maintaining device specific image corrections for printers utilizing remote raster image processing
Swinney's hair growth formula
Payment system and methods
License plate frame
Play gym
Disposable handpiece for dental procedures
Semiconductor integrated circuit
Body structure