Designed to be retrofitted to existing cyclotrons with minimal modification and no support structures, the Mini-PET beamline is an economical way to add new life to older machines.
Mini-PET system allows the radioisotope target to be moved away from the proton cyclotron, facilitating the use of local shielding to reduce prompt gammas and neutrons. More importantly this attenuates residual target radiation, minimising ionizing radiation exposure to research and maintenance staff. In addition, dynamic focusing and steering provide increased control of the proton beam, greatly improving radioisotope production rates. The Mini-PET is available through D-Pace at www.d-pace.com.
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