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cy·clo·tron

(sī'klō-tron),
An accelerator that produces high-speed ions (for example, protons and deuterons) under the influence of an alternating magnetic field, for bombardment and disruption of atomic nuclei. Used to produce clinically useful positron-emitting radionuclides.
[cyclo- + G. -tron, instrumental suffix]

cyclotron

[sī′klətron]
Etymology: Gk, kyklos + electron, amber
a device used to accelerate charged particles or ions. The particles bombard targets where they create radioactive species, which can be used as radiopharmaceuticals or to make neutrons for radiotherapy.

cyclotron

Radiation therapy A device used to accelerate charged particles–eg, protons to higher energy levels, in which a magnetic field causes the particles to orbit, which are accelerated by an oscillating electric field. See Radiotherapy.

cy·clo·tron

(sī'klō-tron)
A particle accelerator that speeds up particles in a spiral pattern to produce protons for nuclear research or radiation treatment.

cy·clo·tron

(sī'klō-tron)
A particle accelerator that speeds up particles in a spiral pattern to produce protons for nuclear research or radiation treatment.

cyclotron (sī´kləträn),

n a device for accelerating charged particles to high energies by means of an alternating electrical field between electrodes placed in a constant magnetic field.
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We have demonstrated the process's feasibility and confirmed the bioequivalency of Tc-99m produced in a high-performance cyclotron compared to that produced in a nuclear reactor.
To enter the main area of the cyclotron vault, the operator unlatches a series of gates that have safety interlocks.
The B28 is the Cyclotron of choice for research institutions requiring a broad range of radioisotopes and a regional radiopharmacy that supports PET imaging centres as well as providing SPECT molecules.
The main focus of the first 70 MeV Cyclotron will be the commercial manufacture of Strontium 82 to ensure ample, stable United States based supply of Strontium 82/Rubidium 82 generators for use in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
This unique processing system, available from TeamBest, can be used with Best Theratronics' B14 and B25 Cyclotrons or other suppliers' cyclotrons to produce enough Tc99m to adequately meet the clinical needs of large urban centers.
The introduction of our newest cyclotron in Augusta underscores Cardinal Health's commitment to making molecular imaging more accessible to physicians and patients in Georgia and throughout the United States," said John Rademacher, president of Cardinal Health's Nuclear Pharmacy Services business.
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), and NXT2B, a privately owned venture capital company, today announced they have entered into a joint financing agreement with the goal of developing a micro-scale radiotracer infrastructure including cyclotron and PET tracer production.
Prior to purchasing their new 32- and 64-key programmable keyboards from Electrone, Cyclotron technicians and scientists were using an extremely large keyboard that required two desktop processors to control their beam accelerators.
B25/B35 for SPECT and Generator Radioisotopes - The B25 and B35 Cyclotrons are designed for the production of single photon emitting radioisotopes used in SPECT such as Iodine-123, and Thallium-201.
The company also operates 27 cyclotrons that support the dispensing of PET products from more than 90 of its nuclear pharmacy locations.
Cyclotrons are utilized to produce FDG (Fluorodeoxyglucose) a short-lived positron-emitting isotope suitable for PET (Positron Emission Tomography), an imaging technology that can be used to assess tissue biochemistry.