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1. (WO2006124891) RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER HAVING SYRINGE CAPPER

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/124891    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/018905
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2006 International Filing Date: May 12, 2006
IPC: G21F 5/018
A61M 5/178
Applicants: MALLINCKRODT INC.
FAGO, Frank, M.
Inventors: FAGO, Frank, M.
Title: RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER HAVING SYRINGE CAPPER
Abstract:
According to at least one aspect, the present invention is directed a radiation-shielding container for holding a radiopharmaceutical syringe including a needle and a syringe cap covering the needle. This radiation-shielding container is equipped with what may be characterized as a cap retainer for selectively holding the syringe cap. The syringe cap may be held by the cap retainer so that an open end of the cap is oriented for insertion of the needle into the cap. The radiopharmaceutical syringe may be used to administer a radiopharmaceutical to a patient and thereby result in what is commonly referred to as a spent radiopharmaceutical syringe. The hypodermic needle of the spent radiopharmaceutical syringe may be inserted into the syringe cap while the syringe cap is held by the cap retainer to secure the syringe cap to the syringe.