A cyclotron produces therapy radiopharmaceuticals, such as fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). It’s the active ingredient used in PET (positron emission tomography) scans, and helps clinicians to diagnose, evaluate and treat numerous different types of cancers, cardiac conditions, neurological diseases, and other medical conditions.
New cyclotron services are needed in many communities
Cyclowest exists to meet the current demand for these radiopharmaceuticals, and to provide future services across the Asia-Pacific. Demand for PET is rapidly growing, and many communities are under-supplied, with little prospect of public sector funding being available to provide enough cyclotrons to meet all future needs.