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TitleDistributed Microprocessor Automation Network for Synthesizing Radiotracers Used in Positron Emission Tomography [PET]
Author(s)Russell, J. A. G.; Alexoff, D. L.; Wolf, A. P.
Publication DateSeptember 1984
Report NumberBNL-36938
Unique IdentifierACC0239
Other NumbersCONF-8409164-7; Legacy ID: DE85017854; OSTI ID: 5267087
Research OrgBrookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (USA)
Contract NoAC02-76CH00016
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy (USDOE); US Department of Health and Human Services (DOHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Other InformationNATO Advanced Study Institute on Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging; 24 Sep 1984; Maratea, Italy
Subject550601 -- Medicine -- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics; 400301 -- Organic Chemistry -- Chemical & Physicochemical Properties -- (-1987); Computerized Control Systems -- Design; Positron Computed Tomography; Radiochemistry -- Automation; Radiopharmaceuticals -- Chemical Preparation; Carbon 11; Fluorine 18; Glucose; Labelled Compounds; Nitrogen 13; Oxygen 15; Remote Handling
KeywordsAldehydes; Beta Decay Radioisotopes; Beta-Plus Decay Radioisotopes; Carbohydrates; Carbon Isotopes; Chemistry; Computerized Tomography; Control Systems; Diagnostic Techniques; Drugs; Electron Capture Radioisotopes; Emission Computed Tomography; Even-Odd Nuclei; Fluorine Isotopes; Hexoses; Hours Living Radioisotopes; Isotopes; Labelled Compounds; Light Nuclei; Minutes Living Radioisotopes; Monosaccharides; Nitrogen Isotopes; Nuclei; Odd-Even Nuclei; Odd-Odd Nuclei; Organic Compounds; Oxygen Isotopes; Radioisotopes; Saccharides; Synthesis; Tomography
Related Web PagesPositron Emission Tomography [PET] and Positron Scanner
AbstractThis presentation describes an evolving distributed microprocessor network for automating the routine production synthesis of radiotracers used in Positron Emission Tomography. We first present a brief overview of the PET method for measuring biological function, and then outline the general procedure for producing a radiotracer. The paper identifies several reasons for our automating the syntheses of these compounds. There is a description of the distributed microprocessor network architecture chosen and the rationale for that choice. Finally, we speculate about how this network may be exploited to extend the power of the PET method from the large university or National Laboratory to the biomedical research and clinical community at large. (DT)
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