Best Cyclotron Unveils Five New Systems at SNM

New type of cyclotron can produce technetium-99m without the need for a nuclear reactor

 

June 11, 2012

Best Cyclotron Systems unveiled five new cyclotrons for isotope research and production at the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2012 Annual Meeting. The new product line of cyclotrons offers a cost-effective alternative to both short- and long-lived medical isotopes. A cyclotron uses a combination of magnets and radio frequency electric fields to accelerate ions to velocities high enough to create isotopes. BTL has a unique cost-effective technology to manufacture five types of cyclotrons: 14 MeV (B14), 25 MeV (B25), 25 MeV upgradable to 35 MeV (B25u), 35 MeV (B35) and 70 MeV (B70). These cyclotrons will focus on isotopes used in positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and therapy by virtue of their respective energies.

Best Cyclotron Systems has incorporated modern technology into their five cyclotron designs and configure the systems exactly to the end-user needs, whether it is for single-hospital application, regional pharmacies or national facilities. The high current features of the cyclotrons (400-1,000 micro-amperes) together with the low radio-activation of the cyclotron systems allow a broad range of commercial radioisotope production processes even on the B14p cyclotron.

For more information: www.teambest.com

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