Compact PET Shipping System for Three Unit Dose Pigs

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For shipping syringes with or without needles attached.

This Compact PET Shipping System transports three 3 cc or 5 cc syringes containing high-energy radionuclides such as FDG F-18. Syringes fit into the pigs with or without an attached needle. Designed to conserve space and minimize weight, the fully loaded shipping container weighs only 95 lb. An important feature is that the shipping container can be left at a convenient height while the pig (9 pounds) can be easily removed from the container. The pig is then placed behind an L-Block for dose loading and unloading. All PET L-Block Shields incorporate a hex-shaped plate that corresponds with the hex shape at the base of the pig. This design element allows one-handed loading and unloading of pigs.

The 001-785 Unit Dose Pig is encapsulated in high-impact polycarbonate and polypropylene, making the pig durable, easy to clean and compatible with automatic washing systems. A single twist opens or closes the pig, reducing handling time.

The system meets DOT II Type A packaging requirements when shipping up to 235 mCi in one pig, and 160 mCi in the second pig and 140 mCi in the third pig, totaling 535 mCi of FDG F-18.

Compact PET Shipping System for three Unit Dose Pigs consists of:

  • PET Unit Dose Pigs (three)
  • Absorbent Sheets
  • Shipping Container with lead shielding

The PET Unit Dose Pig is encapsulated in high-impact polycarbonate and polypropylene:

  • Single twist thread to open and close
  • No exposed lead
  • Compatible with automatic washing equipment


001-785 Unit Dose Pig

  • Dimensions: 10.2" h x 2.4" dia (26 x 6 cm)
  • Lead Shielding:
    - Body: .5" thick (1.3 cm)
    - Ends: 1.2" thick, bottom; 1.44" thick, top (3 cm and 3.6 cm)
  • Weight: 8.7 lb (4 kg)

001-739 PET Shipping System, Triple

  • Dimensions:
    - Container: 11.75" l x 11.75" w x 12.5" h (29.8 x 29.8 x 31.8 cm)
    - Cubic Feet: ~1 cu ft (.03 cu meters)
  • Weight (Combined): 95 lb (43.1 kg)


Meets DOT II Type A packaging requirements when shipping up to 235, 160 and 140 mCi of FDG F-18.
Meets IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, 47th Edition Sections, 10.5, and 10.6.1 thru
001-739  Shipping System, PET, Triple
                 For three single Unit Dose Pigs.
                 Includes three 001-785 Unit Dose Pigs and 
                 Shipping Container with lead shielding.
001-785  Pig, Unit Dose, PET, 3/5 cc, .5" lead
                  Accommodates syringes with or without needle.

001-730  Cart, Transport, PET Shipping System 
001-771  Sheets, Absorbent, 100/pkg 
001-726 Tags, Security, 25/pkg
                 Used to identify unauthorized access.

U.S. Patent No. 6,586,758 B2
U.S. Patent No. 6,822,253 B1