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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.


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