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Safe transportation of PET radiopharmaceuticals by road, sea and air
Challenges when shipping radioactive materials
To decide which method of transport and type of packaging is suitable for your needs mostly depends on two things: the half-life time of the medical isotope you want to ship and the length of the journey. For example, F18 or FDG is mostly shipped domestically
by road, so over shorter distances. Z89 can also be shipped internationally by air, due to the longer half-life time compared to F18.
Challenges when it comes to the packaging of radioactive materials are process specific requirements, depending on how the isotope is produced. The transport index (TI) for packages is used to control radiation exposure and is derived from the maximum
dose equivalent rate at one meter from the surface of a package containing radioactive material. The value of the TI restricts the transportation of a single package and the sum of multiple packages in a single shipment. Labelling and marking requirements
are depending on the applicable regulations.
Radiopharmaceutical packaging solutions that fit your needs
The standard range of Type A packaging that is offered by Von Gahlen is the result of a close collaboration with our customers. Based on their wishes and demands, these products evolved into a standard solution over the past 20 years. For the remaining
requirements, that relate to the product, shipping conditions and the production process, we can develop a tailor-made solution together.