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.
- Positron emission Tomography
- Radioactive Waste
Schweiger, L. F. (2011). An effective technique for the storage of short lived radioactive gaseous waste. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 69(9), 1185-1188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.04.030