A cyclotron target system for the production of anhydrous [18F] fluoride ion has been developed and used for the synthesis of carrier-free [18F]-3 deoxy-3-fluoro-D-glucose (3-FDG). The synthesis is sufficiently rapid and efficient to allow production to usable amounts of 3-FDG with a 6-MeV cyclotron. Preliminary animal studies show that 3-FDG is in fact a glucose analog.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|