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A solid target system with remote handling of irradiated targets for PET cyclotrons.

  • Jonathan Siikanen
  • Thuy Tran
  • T G Olsson
  • Sven-Erik Strand
  • Anders Sandell
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 294-301
Publication/Series: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume: 94
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

A solid target system was developed for a PET cyclotron. The system is compatible with many different target materials in the form of foils and electroplated/sputtered targets which makes it useful for production of a wide variety of different PET radionuclides. The target material is manually loaded into the system. Remote handling of irradiated target material is managed with a pneumatic piston and a vacuum technique which allows the targets to be dropped into a shielded transport container. To test the target performance, proton irradiations (12.8MeV, 45μA) of monoisotopic yttrium foils (0.64mm, direct water cooling) were performed to produce (89)Zr. The yields were 2200±200MBq (1h, n=13) and 6300±65MBq (3h, n=3).


  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • ISSN: 0969-8043
Sven-Erik Strand
E-mail: sven-erik [dot] strand [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Project manager

Systemic Radiation Therapy Group


Professor emeritus

Medical Radiation Physics, Lund