A method for the intelligent control of liquid transfer, developed for automated synthesis of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose from [18F]fluoride, is described. A thermal mass flow controller coupled to a personal computer is used to monitor conditions for transferring or passing liquid through a tube or a column. Using this sensor a computer can detect completion of liquid transfer, dispense a stock solution and check the setup conditions of the system. The present feedback control can be readily adapted to other automated syntheses of positron emitting radiopharmaceuticals.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Jan 1|
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