cyclotron

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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]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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