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New cyclotron for radionuclide development

Currently, the cyclone ® 30 cyclotron from IBA technologies is being installed in the vault of the new PET Center.

The new Cyclone ® 30 cyclotron by IBA technologies from Belgium has the capability to produce a 30 MeV proton and a 15 MeV deuteron beam, in addition to a 30 MeV alpha-beam. Thus, the range of usable medical radionuclides can be extended to a variety of new possibilities. Furthermore, the cyclotron will ensure the routine production of standard PET nuclides in the new PET Center. Through the dual-beam technique irradiation can be done at the same time for the radiopharmaceutical production as well as for research purposes.