Advanced Cyclotron Systems

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Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc.
Type Private Company
Industry Particle Accelerators
Headquarters Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Key people Richard Eppich (CEO)
Products Cyclotron
Parent Ebco Industries

Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (ACSI) is a company based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada that supplies and services cyclotrons predominately used for the production of medical isotopes by hospitals for nuclear medicine. The company was a spin-off of the research program at TRIUMF.[1] The machines are used for the production of isotopes used in Positron emission tomography (PET), Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) or production of technetium-99 for molecular imaging.[2] ACSI controls approximately half the world market for such machines,[2]

Three models of cyclotrons are offered:

  • TR PET (also called TR-13 or TR-19) (14 MeV or 19 MeV) fixed and variable energy negative ion cyclotrons
  • TR-25 (15 to 24 MeV) high current cyclotron used for the production of PET and SPECT isotopes; including one machine installed at the Université de Sherbrooke,[3]
  • TR-30 (15 MeV to 30 MeV) high current cyclotron used for SPECT isotopes.

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