Second workshop

(St. Preusche, C. Dupont, R. Verbruggen, F. Vamecq, G. Bormans)

Organizing facilities

The second workshop:

was organized by the K.U. Leuven/Belgium together with IBA/Belgium
held at Leuven, Belgium, December 10/11 1998


Since the first workshop at the Rossendorf PET Center/Germany in October 1996 six new members have been added to our user community.

39 colleagues of the following facilities took part in the second workshop:

CYCLONE 18/9 facilities:
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
- Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany
- Geneva University Hospitals (project), Switzerland
- Hadassah Hospital, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
- Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada
- University Hospital of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
- Hospital 'Na Homolce' Prague (under installation), Czech Republic
- Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Germany
- Medizinische Universitätsklinik Ulm, Germany

CYCLONE 10/5 facilities:
- Centre for PET, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre Heidelberg, Australia
- University of Helsinki, Finland
- K.U. Leuven, Belgium
- PET Centre Toulouse (under installation), France

Manufacturer of CYCLONE 18/9 + 10/5:
- Ion Beam Applications s.a. (IBA), Belgium


Short talks of each facility:
  • Results and experience of operation, maintenance
  • Status of facilities under installation
Most of the time discussion to:
  • Cyclotron operation
  • Targetry and chemistry module operation
  • Improvement of lifetime of important cyclotron parts
  • How to solve problems
  • Trouble-shooting
Visit of IBA production facility, K.U. Leuven PET Center


Resulting from discussions (initiated by MNI Montreal) at the first workshop: new IBA stripper version, first reports of experience with these strippers

Discussions to improve the lifetime of several cyclotron parts

Discussion on yield and its reproducability of 18F targets

Presentation of new targets and other soft- and hardware upgrades by IBA

Presentation of the CYCLONE 18/9 + 10/5 USER COMMUNITY in the Internet (members and addresses, messages and information):

Common brochure with all the reports:
eds: IBA and K.U. Leuven, 1998
IBA PET CYCLONE USERS - second workshop

The third workshop will be organized by The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/The Netherlands in about 2 years