The CYCLOMED
compact cyclotron
produces short-lived
isotopes to enhance
medical nuclear imaging
using PET scanning

The CYCLOMED compact cyclotron produces short-lived isotopes to enhance medical nuclear imaging using PET scanning

The superconducting technology of the compact cyclotron allows particles to be accelerated up to 8.5 MeV, to produce some short-lived isotopes such as Carbon-11 and Fluorine-18 in single doses.

These isotopes are used to synthesize radiotracers with which to obtain information on where and how a certain metabolic process is taking place within the body, thanks to the detection of radiation by means of a PET scanner.

The PET scanner is very useful in the medical sector because it offers a nuclear imaging procedures for the diagnosis of oncological, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.
Having a compact superconducting cyclotron to produce on-demand Carbon-11 and Fluorine-18 radiopharmaceuticals expands diagnostic nuclear medicine alternatives.

In addition, it is also useful for the pharmaceutical sector because it helps to know the distribution and accumulation of drugs in the development phase and thus be able to study the pharmacodynamics in preclinical phases.