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Imaging modalities and expertise: cyclotron and radiochemistry production
Our facility’s state-of-the-art Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Laboratory is a regional resource for researchers developing innovative and specialized PET imaging radioactive isotopes.
In the Laboratory, we synthesize novel PET-labeled compounds and radiopharmaceuticals for pre-clinical and clinical evaluations.
Unlike most imaging facilities, Banner Brain Imaging eliminates the physical constraints of accessing short-lived radioisotopes and allows the imaging capabilities of the PET scanners to be used for research needs. Isotopes with a longer half-life – 60-120 minutes – can be shipped to regional PET scanners, if desired. However, for isotopes with a shorter half-life, Banner Brain Imaging supports PET scan imaging within the same facility.