by Rod D. Martin
November 6, 2013
Today, my Global PET Imaging, LLC announced an agreement with the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) to construct a 70 MeV (million electron volt) cyclotron. MURR will use the cyclotron — the only one of its kind in the entire United States — for advanced particle physics research. Global will use it to double the world supply of Strontium-82, the isotope used to make rubidium-82 for cardiac PET scanners.
Bottom line: we are vastly expanding access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, meaning many lives saved and much reduced costs.
Needless to say, we’re all very excited. It’s been a lot of work to get here. There’s a lot more to be done.
Oh, one other thing: here’s all of us at the reactor facility.