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AHS PET Cyclotron Public Disclosure

The AHS Class II license for the PET Cyclotron operates under an operating license issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Communication with our community is a key part of our operation. AHS uses a public disclosure protocol to relate information to the public on the issues relevant to licensed activities in the facility including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Security
  • Environmental impacts
  • Issues related to the lifecycle of the facility

Learn more:

  • PET Cyclotron public disclosure protocol
  • PET Q and A
  • PET Scan information
  • Status
  • Contact: cyclotron.info@ahs.ca
  • Routine maintenance shutdown: two weeks in June / July and two weeks in December / January

Background

There are currently two AHS cyclotrons in Edmonton that produce radiopharmaceuticals for medical use located at: the Cross Cancer Institute and the Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility (MICF) at U of A South Campus. These cyclotrons are similar devices but can produce different radioisotopes, offering a more diverse suite of radiopharmaceuticals for medical diagnosis and research. The two cyclotrons in Edmonton have the ability to back each other up during shut downs or maintenance.

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