The radionuclide that is made in cyclotrons
and linear accelerators has a half-life of only 109 minutes, the time in which half of its radioactivity will have decayed.
is part of the East Tennessee Healthcare Center, which offers a full array of clinical services, including diagnostic imaging, a breast care facility, and wellness, oncology and cardiology services.
based manufacturer, has begun building and selling cyclotrons
, including imaging centres in Edmonton and Sherbrooke, Que.
Until recently, the metal rings and hubs in CTI cyclotrons
were cast, but problems with porosity in the castings were causing expensive rework during the machining and plating.
As NSCL senior physicist, Reginald Ronningen explains, "The vaults enclosing the cyclotron
and experimental areas exclude personnel and greatly reduce the level of radiation outside the vaults.
The 28 MeV (B28) is an H(-) cyclotron
that has extraction energies of 28 and 20 MeV.
Radioisotopes produced by the cyclotron
are also being used in research, from exploring new cancer treatments and understanding how Parkinsons disease develops, to investigating how plants store nutrients and respond to environmental stresses to develop new crops.
Drawing on more than 50 years in medical equipment manufacturing expertise, this innovative new product line of cyclotrons
offers a cost-effective alternative to both short- and long-lived medical isotopes.
While historically radionuclides have been manufactured primarily in research reactors, many are recently being produced by cyclotrons
he figured out how to use his university's cyclotron
accelerator to generate some of the radionuclides needed.
have gained a reputation worldwide of being the most reliable, most flexible and easily upgradeable, from a company recognized as a partner by its customers.
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Best Theratronics Ltd [BTL] plans to address the worldwide medical isotope shortage by manufacturing a range of cyclotrons
for the production of diagnostic and therapeutic medical isotopes.