Cyclotron will enable Castle Hill to make radiotracers on demand

A charity that is working to develop ‘dose-on-demand’ radiotracers to enable improved detection and personalised treatment for patients with cancer, heart disease and dementia has taken a major step towards its goal with the delivery of PETCT scanning and research equipment to Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham.

Founder and chair of the Daisy Appeal Professor Nick Stafford said of the arrival of the 30 tonne GE Healthcare GenTRACE 600 cyclotron: “It is a very exciting day for the charity and the healthcare community in our region.”

The cyclotron components were transferred in a series of crane lifts over the roof of the administration building to a loading bay at the new Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC). It will become operational early next year as the latest part of a project that Professor Stafford has been working on since he launched the Daisy Appeal in 2000.

Picture: Professor Steve Archibald and Professor Nick Stafford keep an eye on the delivery.

See the full report on the front page of the December 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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