Dr Robert Hamm, President and CEO of AccSys Technology located in Pleasanton, California, announced the completed delivery of a Model-7E PULSAR (TM) Linear Accelerator to Italy. It will be installed in Rome at the Regina Elena Oncological Hospital to produce the F-18 radio-isotope for use in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical diagnostic imaging. In the future the Model-7E will be time-shared as the injector for a linac to produce high-energy protons for cancer therapy.
As well as extensive operational testing and the demonstration of F-18 production, the Model 7E received the European Union CE Certificate of Compliance from TUV Rheinland.
To help meet these demanding performance and reliability requirements combined with an onerous delivery schedule, AccSys implemented a control system based on Group3 Control fiber-optic isolated modules with LabVIEW software and GMW engineering support.