First workshop

(St. Preusche)

Organizing facility

The first workshop was:
organized by the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Germany

held at Rossendorf, October 10/11, 1996



All CYCLONE 18/9 facilities (existing and under planning) around the world and IBA (manufacturer of the CYCLONE 18/9 cyclotrons).

25 colleagues of the following facilities took part in the first workshop:

- Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Bad Oeynhausen/Germany
- Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève/Switzerland
- IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve/Belgium
- Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers, Jerusalem/Israel
- Montreal Neurological Institute/Canada
- Nuclear Interface, Münster/Germany
- Clinica Universitaria - Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona/Spain
- Forschungszentrum Rossendorf/Germany
- Biomedical Research Foundation of NW Louisiana, Shreveport/USA
- Universität Ulm/Germany


Introduction of each facility (short talks, 10 min)

Visit of the Rossendorf PET Center

Most of the time was dedicated to discussions of the following topics:

  • Operation of CYCLONE 18/9: experiences of operation, hints and tricks, safety aspects, interlock system
  • Environmental care: measures to prevent or minimize emission of radionuclides
  • Chemistry modules: experiences of operation, hints and tricks<7Li>
  • Maintenance and service (cyclone 18/9 and chemistry modules): experiences, most important failures and how to prevent them, most important spare parts, problems of troubleshooting, helpful tools
  • Special hints for facilities that are still in the planning phase or under installation


The meeting should continue

The workshops should take place every 2 to 3 years and will go the round
The few CYCLONE 10/5 cyclotrons should be involved because their technique is similar

Common brochure with all the reports:
Eds. B. Johannsen and St. Preusche
CYCLONE 18/9 USER COMMUNITY, first workshop, Rossendorf, Germany, October 10-11 1996,
FZR-151, 1996

The next workshop will be organized by the K.U. Leuven (CYCLONE 10/5), Belgium, in late autumn 1998.