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Cyclotron installation marks milestone

Monday, June 10, 2013

The installation of Sunnybrook's cyclotron marked a milestone today, as a crane lifted the large machine into place.

A cyclotron is a machine that creates molecules that are used in a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. A PET scan can visualize illnesses like cancer and heart disease, which enables doctors to better diagnose and develop a care path for patients. 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger photos from today's installation:

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Cyclotron installation at Sunnybrook
Cyclotron installation at Sunnybrook
Cyclotron installation at Sunnybrook
Cyclotron installation at Sunnybrook

Michael Julius, Sunnybrook's vice-president of research, explains what the machine does:

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