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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 are currently investigating the possibility of distributing ACRMs from the cyclotrons to nuclear medicine practices in the local areas to enable accuracy testing of their dose calibrators as well.
Consequently, CTI will be using forged rings and hubs in all of its future cyclotrons.
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.
Owned by the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences is operated by the Fedoruk Centre.
The high current features of the cyclotrons (400-1000 micro-amperes) together with the low radioactivation of the cyclotron systems allow a broad range of commercial radioisotope production processes even on the B14p cyclotron.
Both 64Cu and 124I radionuclides are currently produced by cyclotrons in many IAEA Member States as a result of a recent IAEA research project, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and the United States of America.
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.
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.
Contract notice: Provision of cryocoolers, cryogenic pumps and compressors for pumping beam lines and cyclotrons of ganil
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.