What is Cyclotron?
||A Cyclotron, which is a particle accelerator, is used to
create the radionuclides or tracers required for PET, the most common of
which is fluro deoxy glucose (FDG). FDG is being widely used for the
detection and diagnosis of cancers such as lung, nasopharyngeal, colon and
breast cancers. The development and use of other radionuclides will further
broaden the effective use of PET as a diagnostic tool.