A New Cyclotron for MIR

A large rectangular box is held up by a crane in front of a building that reads "Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology"

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis welcomes a new GE Healthcare PETtrace™️890, the fifth cyclotron in its portfolio. The cyclotron will produce a diverse group of isotopes for use in medical imaging and research and will improve usability for investigators across the School of Medicine campus.

“With continued increase in investigators, funding and projects to support our investigators, we needed to increase efficient access to radioisotopes and radiotracer production,” said Pamela K. Woodard, MD, the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology and senior vice chair and division director of radiology research facilities.

The Cyclotron & Nuclear Pharmacy underwent a $12 million expansion in 2014, which included the construction of the vault where the new cyclotron is housed. The facility continues a more than 70-year history of producing isotopes for medical and biologic research at the School of Medicine.