Best™ cyclotron systems are designed for optimum PET imaging compound
delivery in hospitals, regional pharmacies and university research centers. The Best 15p
is a cost-effective solution to PET applications that can bring the imaging compound supply
closer to the imaging center.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET), combined with computer tomography (PET-CT), has resulted
in clear visualization of disease metabolism. BCSI has developed a new low-energy cyclotron
system to produce positron emitters used in PET-CT. The BEST PET 15 system includes a cyclotron,
isotope production targetry, synthesis and support equipment matched to the needs of each
individual customer. In keeping with the TeamBest® mission,
the BEST PET 15 system is optimum, reliable and cost effective for hospital and regional needs.
Best Cyclotron Systems, Inc. is a member of the TeamBest®
family and heralds the TeamBest® entry into diagnostic
discipline support with complete radioisotope production systems to complement Best's 40+ year
history of supporting radiotherapy.
The Best 15p is a 15 MeV proton cyclotron. 15 MeV has been selected to offer a significant
18Fluorine production yield with the investment efficiency of small power costs and
low initial cost. As the user moves to other PET radioisotopes, the energy offers adequate
production yields of radioisotopes such as 18F (Fluorine) and 64Cu (Copper)
with the added benefit of optimized specific activity of the product. The cyclotron system has a small footprint and can be either installed in its own shielded room
with or without local shielding (reduces radiation) or can be shielded with integrated (self) shielding. These systems
are designed for individual hospital or small regional pharmacy use.
External Production Targets
The cyclotron is supplied with two 18F production targets complete with loading
and routing to the production hot cell. Targets for 18F, 11C,
13N, 15O, 64Cu,
124I, 103Pd and
99mTc are available.