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
Website http://www.advancedcyclotron.com/

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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