Traditionally, cyclotron systems were constructed using resistive magnets which resulted in their being extremely large, complex systems of relatively low magnetic field strength.
Today, Tesla design and manufacture extremely compact and up to 8T high magnetic field, superconducting magnet cyclotron systems for use in state-of-the-art medical therapies including:
Proton beam therapy cyclotron
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Image: PET cyclotrons
The compactness and high reliability of superconducting magnet based cyclotrons provides for versatile, cost effective and potentially mobile systems which can be located or relocated close to the required therapy locations.
- Proton beam therapy - for the targeted treatment of tumors.
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - for radiopharmaceutical isotope generation e.g. used in myocardial perfusion imaging