Third workshop

St. Preusche1, P. van der Jagt2, F. van Langevelde2, P. van Leuffen2, P. Kruijer2, G. Bormans3, C. Dupont4

1Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, PF 51 01 19, D-01314 Dresden, Germany,
2BV cyclotron VU, De Boelelaan 1085c, 1081 HV Amsterdan, The Netherlands,
3Lab. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, K.U. Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium,
4IBA, Chemin du Cyclotron, 3, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Organizing facility

The third workshop was organized by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/The Netherlands and was held at Amsterdan on February 04 - 06, 2001.
To make the third workshop successfully the international organising committee (St. Preusche, Germany; P. van der Jagt, F. van Langevelde, P. van Leuffen, P. Kruijer, The Netherlands; G. Bormans and C. Dupont, Belgium) made the program on the base of "questionnaires of interests" that were sent to each facility as the workshop approaches.


50 participants from 13 countries came to the third workshop. Additional 13 further participants from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam took the opportunity to attend some sessions.

CYCLONE 18/9 facilities:
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
- Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany
- Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
- Hadassah Hospital, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
- CERMEP Lyon, France
- H. San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
- University Hospital of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
- Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Germany

CYCLONE 10/5 facilities:
- University of Helsinki, Finland
- K.U. Leuven, Belgium
- Centre for PET, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre Melbourne, Australia
- PET Centre Toulouse, France
- Soreq, Yavne, Israel

Manufacturer and representative agents of CYCLONE 18/9 + 10/5:
- Ion Beam Applications s.a. (IBA), Belgium
- Hae Dong Co., Ltd, Korea
- Sceti Co., Ltd, Japan

- ANSTO, Sydney, Australia
- DRL, Tokyo, Japan

MC40/CYCLONE 3 facility:
- Introducing Image Research Solutions Ltd., London Great Britain


Two invited lectures to broad our knowledge or to introduce us in the field of diagnostic value of FDG in cardiology and the specific needs of PET cameras.

Poster presentations of the facilities in the opening/visiting evening

IBA presentation of new developments and the new structure of the After-Sales Department

A lot of time for discussion of the several topics:

  • Each session started with a short lecture of the chairman as an overview or introduction related to the topic
  • Operation and maintenance of the two types of cyclotrons
  • Targetry and chemistry module operation
  • How to solve problems and trouble-shooting
  • [18F]FDG production and commercialization
  • [18F]F2- and 11C-production
  • Emission of radionuclides
  • Trends
Visiting program: BV Cyclotron Unit and Radionuclide Center of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Discussions and approches to improve the lifetime of several cyclotron parts

Common brochure with all the posters: "IBA PET CYCLONE USERS - Third workshop", editors: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2001

The fourth workshop will be organized together with the Scanditronix User Meeting by the Introducing Image Research Ltd., London (until recently MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London) and will be held in London in late autumn 2002.