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  • 1 The George Washington University Medical Center Division of Radiation Oncology and Biophysics 20037 Washington, DC (USA)
  • | 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Reactor Laboratory 02139 Cambridge MA (USA)
  • | 3 NASA-Lewis 44135 Cleveland OH (USA)
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The direct production of anhydrous13F ion has been achieved through the incorporation of a new approach to hot atom reactions for reactor generated radiopharmaceuticals. Capitalizing on the traditional Li2CO3 method for hydrated18F production, a unique target design and geometry utilizing neutron generated energetic tritions emerging from the surface of a thin LiF embedded stainless steel matrix react with gaseous O2 to produce18F as a free recoiling anhydrous species. Approximately 10–15 MBq of reactive anhydrous18F ion absorbed onto a metallic foil has been produced by this method. Verification of the production of18F was substantiated through decay measurements using Ge(Li) spectroscopic analysis, and by the synthesis of18F-fluoromethane gas. Cyclotron gas target chemistry which has been instrumental in the preparation of18F-2FDG and other metabolic tracers may be reproduced using this technique by the addition of 1% F2 scavenger gas to a recirculating reactor gas handling system.

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