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First Patient PET Scan in North Texas Performed with Cyclotron-Produced Radiotracer

The Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center recently delivered its first radiotracer for human injection, launching a new era for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in North Texas. Read More

A New Informational Video is Created

Housed underground and secured behind six-foot thick concrete vaults is a 22-ton machine speeding up scientific discovery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. See Full Article

Past News

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Imaging Disease in Living Subjects: Translating New Strategies from Bench to Bedside

Frederick Chin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology Director, Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program Director, Translational Radiopharmaceutical Sciences & Chemical Engineering Research (Tracer) Laboratory Stanford University

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1:30-2:30 p.m.
NE2.5 Classroom (NE2M.116)

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Request for Proposals for Pilot Research Awards

Applications are invited to develop novel imaging strategies that integrate advanced imaging technologies into cancer biology, prevention, and therapeutic monitoring. The ultimate goal of the projects is expected to have impact on management and outcomes in cancer patient care. Read More

Garg to present Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program Seminar

Pradeep Garg, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy, a subsidiary of Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana. His presentation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday March 10, 2015, in the NE2.5 Classroom.

CRP Researcher Kumar Receives ACS Editors Award

Congratulations to Amit Kumar, Ph.D., lead author of the article “Molecular platform for design and synthesis of targeted dual-modality imaging probes,” published in Bioconjugate Chemistry on January 23, 2015. The article was recognized as an ACS Editors’ Choice article on February 20, 2015.

Seminar to examine PET drug standards

Sally Schwarz, M.S., Research Associate Professor of Radiology and Co-Director of the Cyclotron facility at Washington University in St. Louis, will present "USP chapter and 21 CFR part 212. Relevant differences and similarities" as part of the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry program seminar series.

The presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, November 17, in NE2M.116 on the North Campus.

Ms. Schwarz is President Elect of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Grand Rounds to discuss imaging as a biomarker

David Mankoff, M.D, Ph.D, Professor of Radiology with the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will present “Molecular Imaging as a Cancer Biomarker” as part of the Radiology Grand Rounds.

The presentation is scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, October 23, in the Richardson Lecture Hall, D1.502 on the South Campus.

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New Cyclotron Facility Expands Research Opportunities and Imaging Capabilities for Detecting, Tracking Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Radiology Department has launched a new cyclotron facility that will help create isotopes used in imaging, cancer research, and for tracking cancers in the body. See full article

Town hall meeting to introduce cyclotron October 14

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, clinicians, and others across campus interested in the new Cyclotron facility are invited to attend a town hall-style meeting for a presentation on its capabilities and the timeline of its radiotracer delivery, along with an opportunity for questions and answers.

The event is scheduled for 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in D1.602 on the South Campus. See full article (The article is on MyUTSW, the campus intranet.)

Cyclotron on track to become operational by end of year

The heart of UT Southwestern's Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program, a General Electric PETtrace 880 cyclotron, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2014. Read newsletter (The article is on MyUTSW, the campus intranet.)

Cyclotron Groundbreaking

Breaking ground for the Biomedical Cyclotron Facility for Research in late November were Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, Dr. Neil Rofsky, and Dr. J. Gregory Fitz. Read More