(Richmond, BC) – Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (ACSI) is pleased to announce that it’s agreed to supply a 300µA TR-19 to Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s only hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across six specialty categories. The new cyclotron will be installed and commissioned at Ochsner Medical Center located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ochsner Medical Center is an internationally-known hospital specializing in high quality care over a wide range of disciplines for the local, national and international community. The new 300µA TR-19 will provide Ochsner Medical Center with the ability to produce a wide range of radionuclides that can be used for a variety of diagnostic imaging procedures.
“ACSI is proud to be partnering with such a respected institution and believes that the addition of the TR-19 to the Ochsner Medical Center will satisfy the hospital’s immediate and long-term radionuclide requirements,” said Alexander Zyuzin, ACSI’s Director of Research and Business Development.
“We researched numerous cyclotrons and thought the TR-19 was essential in meeting our needs,” said Robert Bober, MD, Director of Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology, Ochsner Health System. “The installation of the ACSI cyclotron will be a tremendous step forward for our ability to provide lifesaving tests to patients throughout our system in a much more efficient and cost effective way. It will significantly improve our research capabilities and allow us to conduct clinical studies that we are currently unable to perform. As a regional and national healthcare destination, we see patients from every state in the United States and over 90 countries throughout the world. This is a great opportunity for our patients and this community, and it will directly improve our ability to save lives.”
The TR-19 is a variable energy (14-19 MeV), automated and upgradeable cyclotron with an external ion source. Designed with high production capability, the TR-19 not only serves current demanding radioisotope production needs, but also ensures sufficient capacity for future growth. Delivery and installation are scheduled for the end of 2015.
ABOUT ADVANCED CYCLOTRON SYSTEMS, INC.
Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of cyclotrons. With over 25 years of experience and more than 50 cyclotron systems sold, ACSI can provide a wide range of equipment and services worldwide. Its cyclotrons are used for the commercial production and distribution of PET and SPECT nuclides by internationally recognized companies and leading research facilities. ACSI cyclotrons are designed, manufactured and assembled in Richmond, Canada.
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ABOUT OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 25 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 50 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across six specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 90 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 900 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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