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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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In line with GE's healthymagination strategy to develop innovations that increase access, reduce cost and improve quality in the healthcare system globally, GE Healthcare and NXT2B are pleased to announce a joint financing project to develop an unmatched next generation of equipment and software for the production of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) tracers," said Erik Stromqvist, general manager, Cyclotrons, GE Healthcare.
The cyclotron is an incredible piece of equipment - remarkable not only in size but also for its scientifically advanced cancer fighting abilities," said Annika Andrews, president of SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center.
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B70 for Generator and Therapy Radioisotopes - The B70 Cyclotron is designed to produce generator radioisotopes for PET, such as Strontium-82, and large quantities of therapeutic isotopes, such as Copper-67.
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of Belgium, is a state of the art multi-particle, high energy, industrial cyclotron capable of producing medical and industrial radioisotopes.
headquartered in Orlando, Florida, currently owns and operates 26 radiopharmacies and 6 cyclotron facilities located throughout the southeast.
Contract notice: Project management assistance mission for the implementation of the project cyclotron Antilles-Guyane in Martinique.
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