“68Ga and 45Ti production on a GE PETtrace cyclotron using the ALCEO solid target” is the title of our recent 2018 SNMMI Annual Meeting presentation and an occasion to present an update on our ALCEO Solid Target System. Mario Malinconico, Comecer’s Solid Target Processing System Specialist, was the expert speaker.
If you were not present, you might like to know the top 3 questions that participants asked. Here they are, along with Mario’s answers:
Yes, we always electroplate 100% of the enriched material. The nickel electroplating takes 15h, the zinc one 6h.
Bombarding at 30µA for 3 hours we can reach a saturation yield of 45mCi/µA; so we can produce more than 1Ci of 68Ga
Yes, it’s possible to plate Ni/Zn on the shuttle and storing the shuttle itself in the parking position of the EDS. It will be ready for the next production.
Browse the slides of his presentation below. To request a pdf copy, fill out the form.