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TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158-160

Time reducing exposure containing 18 fluorine flourodeoxyglucose master vial dispensing in hot lab: Omega technique


Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Omega Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Vatturi Venkata Satya Prabhakar Rao
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET CT, Omega Hospitals, MLA Colony, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.178339

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Hot lab dispensing of large doses of 18 fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose in master vials supplied from the cyclotrons requires high degrees of skill to handle high doses. Presently practiced conventional method of fractionating from the inverted tiltable vial pig mounted on a metal frame has its own limitations such as increasing isotope handling times and exposure to the technologist. Innovative technique devised markedly improves the fractionating efficiency along with speed, precision, and reduced dose exposure.


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