This is a hybrid imaging scanner that combines positron emission tomography (PET) and a 16-slices computed tomographer (CT540). The combination of these two entities, as well as the IQ technology of the PET, provide higher sensitivity and therefore image of better quality in shorter imaging time, lower radiation dose and the capability of whole-body imaging.
It is a self-shielded circular proton accelerator of 7.5 MeV, which irradiates into an Oxygen-18-enriched water target, turning it into a radioactive Fluoride-18.
The tracer molecule is radiolabelled for use in PET diagnostics as a radiopharmaceutical.
This is where automated quality control tests (QC Tests) are carried out, including High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), determination of endotoxin levels, as well as the identification/ validation of radiopharmaceutical identity using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and gamma-spectroscopy.
* All the above Installation is licensed and supervised by the national authority body of Cyprus.
It meets all safety standards and is shielded for emergencies.