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TR 24 Cyclotrons

24 cyclotronThe TR 24 is a new, cost-effective solution for the production of PET and SPECT radioisotopes for both commercial users and research institutions.

The TR 24 is a medium energy (18-24 MeV), high current cyclotron manufactured on the platform of our highly successful TR 19 system. The TR 24 bridges the gap between PET cyclotrons and larger 30 MeV cyclotrons. The additional energy and current available with this configuration allow the TR24 to produce commercial quantities of SPECT isotopes such as I-123, In-111, Ga-67, Ge-68 as well as copious quantities of the traditional PET isotopes.

The TR 24 is a new, cost-effective solution for the production of PET and SPECT radioisotopes for both commercial users and research institutions.

Features of the TR 24

 A wide range of therapeutic and research radioisotopes available, including:

  • PET: 11C, 13N, 15O, 18F,124I, 64Cu, 68Ge
  • SPECT: 123I, 111In, 67Ga, 57Co, 99mTc
  • Capital equipment, facility and operation cost comparable to PET site
  • Up to 16 targets maximize production flexibility
  • Beamlines and high current targets allow for maximal beam utilization

The Economics of TR24 Cyclotrons

 

PET

TR 24

30 MeV

YOUR FACILITY
COSTS
$2M - $4M + Cyclotron* $2M - $4M + Cyclotron* $8M - $15M + Cyclotron*
MAINTENANCE &
OPERATIONAL COSTS
$50K - $300K/yr* $50K - $300K/yr* $500K - $1M/yr*
OPERATING
STAFF
2-4 Operators 2-4 Operators 4-10 Operators
RADIOISOTOPES PET PET & SPECT PET & SPECT

*Prices are estimates based on historical data.

Innovation in Design

  • Reduced physical dimensions: the PET cyclotron footprint for PET/SPECT capability
  • Modular upgrades (targetry, beamlines) allow the system to expand as the requirements of the facility grow
  • 300 microamp of total extracted proton beam current is guaranteed
  • External ion source allows the current output to be readily upgraded to over 1000 microamp
  • The cryo-pumped vacuum system provides high beam transmission and results in minimal cyclotron activation
  • Over-specified components

Operational Focus

Safety, ease of maintenance and maximized uptime are the foundation of the TR24 design philosophy:

  • Personnel safety is assured via an extensive software and hardware interlock system
  • Fully automated start-up operation routines
  • External ion source and removable extraction probes allow for rapid maintenance with low downtime and minimal radiation exposure to personnel
  • Access to internal parts is not required during routine service
  • Cyclotron does not need to be opened for several years at a time
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