Cyclotron Target

Cyclotron Target

Radioactive medicines and dyes, which enable PET scanning and other modern diagnostic methods, are created by placing an organic substance in front of a particle accelerator and irradiating the substance.

Project Includes:

  • System Engineering
  • Thermal Design
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Machining
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Tolerance Analysis
  • Pressure seals

Porticos Contribution

Prototype Optimization

A local inventor and entrepreneur came to Porticos with a prototype “Accelerator Target” that would allow fast and economical production of a radioactive medical dye. The client asked us to optimize the size and function of the prototype while simplifying manufacture and assembly.

In addition to accomplishing these tasks, Porticos designed a separate “fill station” to support the device. We also helped the client establish a supply chain appropriate to the scale and schedule of the project.

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