Laboratory and Cyclotron Requirements for Pet Research

  • David J. Schlyer


In a discussion such as this concerning facility configuration, it is desirable to have a common set of references to ensure that everyone is clear about what is being discussed. To this end I have chosen four categories that were formally defined by a task group on PET site and facility planning set up by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (1). It is obvious that there is really a continuum of facilities and the lines of definition are purely arbitrary. The four categories are:


Synthesis Module Facility Planning Quality Assurance Testing Radionuclide Generator Compact Cyclotron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Schlyer
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentBrookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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