A NEW LOW COST, COMPACT CYCLOTRON FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY USING A SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6984
Agency Tracking Number:
6984
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
810 Innovation Dr, Knoxville, TN, 37922
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr George Hendry
(615) 966-7539
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS AIMED AT DESIGNING A LIGHT WEIGHT AND COMPACT NEGATIVE ION CYCLOTRON USING A SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET. THE PROPOSED CYCLOTRON WILL COST 25% LESS THAN EXISTING RESISTIVE MAGNET CYCLOTRONS, WILL OCCUPY 50% LESS SPACE, AND WILL WEIGH APPROXIMATELY 4000 LBS COMPARED WITH 40,000 LBS FOR THE CONVENTIONAL CYCLOTRON. THE NEW CYCLOTRON OPERATING EXPENSE WILL BE SLIGHTLY LESS THAN THE OPERATING COST FOR THE CONVENTIONAL CYCLOTRON. THE HELIUM COST OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET IS MORE THAN OFFSET BY THE ELECTRICAL COST OF THE CONVENTIONAL CYCLOTRON. THIS SUPERCONDUCTING CONCEPT FOR A MEDICAL CYCLOTRON WILL USE ALREADY DEVELOPED SHIELDING TECHNOLOGY, TARGETS, AND ION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY. THUS, THE DESIGN GOAL WILL BE TO BUILD ACYCLOTRON THAT WILL OCCUPY A SPACE OF 1 M DIAMETER BY 1.5 M HIGH, WEIGHING 4000 LBS AND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING CURIE QUANTITIES OF 11C, 15O, AND 18F AND 300-400 MCI OF 13N AMMONIA.

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