2011 journal article

Thermal performance of batch boiling water targets for 18F production

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 69(10), 1349–1354.

By: J. Peeples n, M. Stokely n & J. Michael Doster n

author keywords: Fluorine-18; Batch boiling target; FDG; Positron emission tomography; Tantalum; Cyclotron targets
MeSH headings : Aluminum / radiation effects; Cyclotrons; Fluorine Radioisotopes; Hot Temperature; Oxygen Isotopes / radiation effects; Silver / radiation effects; Tantalum / radiation effects; Water
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Batch boiling targets are commonly used in cyclotrons to produce Fluorine-18 by proton bombardment of Oxygen-18 enriched water. Computational models have been developed to predict the thermal performance of bottom-pressurized batch boiling production targets. The models have been validated with experimental test data from the Duke University Medical Cyclotron and the Wisconsin Medical Cyclotron. Good agreement has been observed between experimental measurements and model predictions of average target vapor fraction as a function of beam current and energy.