Very nice explanation of PET and the imagining agent used. The 18F Glucose was probably made at would be my guess.
The Colorado Medical Cyclotron LLC
The closer to you the better. They time things very carefully to get the correct mCi to you. I have a friend that use to be in charge of our cyclotron in Ann Arbor. He made many 18F labeled molecules for use in PET studies. At that time I think we had two small bore PET scanners at our facility. The technology is very useful and expensive diagnostic, as well as a fantastic tool for Pharmacodynamics R&D for new drug candidates.
Again – Good luck with your therapy.
We have a dedicated facility here to make FDG; apparently it is the first thing the facility has to do every morning. The way the lab is set up is quite interesting, especially considering that there is an apartment building directly next door to the cyclotron.
Our NMR is on the floor above the radiochemistry labs, and I can’t help but laugh every time I think about the possibility of spinning the sample in a PET-CT. Fortunately it really wouldn’t do much to help with s/n…
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