An effective technique for the storage of short lived radioactive gaseous waste

Lutz Frank Schweiger

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Abstract

An effective technique is described to deal with volatile, short lived radioactive waste generated as a result of the routinely produced positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG). All radioactive gases and aerosols created during the synthesis are collected and stored safely in commercially available TEDLAR gas sampling bags. Once these collected PET by-products decay, the TEDLAR gas bags can be easily emptied and reused. This improved technique is effective, safe, reliable and economical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1188
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume69
Issue number9
Early online date7 May 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • FDG
  • Positron emission Tomography
  • Radioactive Waste
  • 2-Deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose

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