A system for the automatic monitoring and safe disposal of short-lived radioactive gaseous compounds from hot-cells in a PET facility

Claudio Pascali, Vinicio De Sanctis, Carlo Chiesa, Anna Bogni, Flavio Crippa, Renato Marchesini, Emilio Bombardieri

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Abstract

A novel automated system for the detection and disposal of radioactive Bases emitted within the walls of a hot-cell is described. The system has been designed and installed at the Nuclear Medicine Division's PET Unit of the National Cancer Institute of Milan (Italy). Basically, a radiation detector monitors the air exhausted from the hot-cell, which is normally released through the hospital main chimney. Beyond a selected threshold of radioactivity concentration, the air flow is automatically conveyed to a buffer tank. A set of measures to ensure radiation safety to the chemist is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-722
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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