The Development of Automatic Chemical Processing System for $^{67}Ga$ Production

$^{67}Ga$ 생산용 화학처리 자동화 장치 개발

  • Lee, Dong-Hoon (Laboratory of Radiation Effect, Korea Institute Radiological And Medical Sciences) ;
  • Kim, Yoon-Jong (Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • Suh, Yong-Sup (Laboratory of Cyclotron Application, Korea Institute Radiological And Medical Sciences) ;
  • Yang, Seung-Dae (Laboratory of Cyclotron Application, Korea Institute Radiological And Medical Sciences) ;
  • Chun, Kwon-Soo (Laboratory of Cyclotron Application, Korea Institute Radiological And Medical Sciences) ;
  • Hur, Min-Goo (Laboratory of Cyclotron Application, Korea Institute Radiological And Medical Sciences) ;
  • Yun, Yong-Ki (Laboratory of Cyclotron Application, Korea Institute Radiological And Medical Sciences) ;
  • Hong, Seung-Hong (Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Inha University)
  • 이동훈 (원자력의학원 방사선영향연구실) ;
  • 김윤종 (인하대학교 전자공학과) ;
  • 서용섭 (원자력의학원 싸이클로트론응용연구실) ;
  • 양승대 (원자력의학원 싸이클로트론응용연구실) ;
  • 전권수 (원자력의학원 싸이클로트론응용연구실) ;
  • 허민구 (원자력의학원 싸이클로트론응용연구실) ;
  • 윤용기 (원자력의학원 싸이클로트론응용연구실) ;
  • 홍승홍 (인하대학교 전자공학과)
  • Published : 2003.03.30

Abstract

The automatic system for $^{67}Ga$ production using for the diagnosis of malignant tumor has been developed. A solvent extraction and an ion exchange chromatography were used for the separation $^{67}Ga$ from the irradiated enriched $^{68}Zn$. This system consisted of a solvent separation unit which was composed of micro conductivity cells, air supply tubes, solvent transfer tubes, solenoid valves and glasses, a PLC based controller and a PMU user interface unit for automation. The radiation exposure to the workers and the production time can both be reduced by employing this system during the $^{67}Ga$ production phase. After all, the mass production of $^{67}Ga$ with high efficiency was possible.

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