Compact and Lightweight 12 MeV Cyclotron for PET radiopharmaceutical production
Specifically tailored for the in-situ production of radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular imaging applications, PMB designs and manufactures the cyclotron iMiTRACE. Due to its unique architecture, it offers unique characteristics as well as high performance, with a high level of reliability.
Innovative and unique
- Highly innovative and unique design
- He-free superconducting magnet
- Lightweight and self-shielded targetry
- 12 MeV energy
As the result of many technological improvements made on cyclotron OSCAR, iMITRACE is highly innovative and unique. It is the first cyclotron using a helium-free superconducting and persistent magnet. Due to its particular design, it is a very light cyclotron: it can be installed in a 50 sqm room with only 50-cm-thick walls. The external self-shielded targets and the superconducting magnet allow iMiTRACE to be compact and extremely stable in operation, providing high production yields while not requiring helium cooling.
Moreover, this cyclotron accelerates particles to 12 MeV, which is the perfect energy for the production of batches and on-site production of 11C, 18F and 68Ga single dose, in the case of personalized molecular imaging with the system iMiGiNE®.
Easy to manage
- Automated operation
- Easy maintenance
- Uncomplicated installation
Designed for fully automated operation, from target selection and filling to delivery, iMiTRACE is very easy to manage. It comes with an intuitive and user-friendly interface, designed to give all necessary information depending on the level of expertise and training of the user. Moreover, the external ion source and self-shielded targets make the servicing of the system quick and easy. This allows maintenance operations to be carried out with less equipment activation and increase of uptime. Easily installed in new or existing buildings, iMiTRACE only requires 50-cm-thick concrete walls.