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Designed and built with power and high production in mind. The TR-30 cyclotron has been the most powerful 30 MeV cyclotron in the marketplace for over 30 years.


TR-30 was the first cyclotron built by ACSI. Designed by TRIUMF and built by EBCO TECH, ACSI’s predecessor, in 1989, this cyclotron has become a new benchmark of power and reliability that hasn’t been matched by any other cyclotron.

Features of the TR-30

Wide Energy Range

Only cyclotron in its class that can provide real variable energy spectrum, on each target port, The 15 MeV to 33 MeV proton beam energy range makes the TR-30 cyclotron suitable for the production of practically all medical radioisotopes.

Highest current and highest output

The TR-30 is available in several modifications starting from 750 μA all the way up to 1600 μA. With a proven operational track record, the TR-30 undoubtfully remains the most powerful and reliable cyclotron available on the market today.

Lowest downtime. Highest reliability

TR-30 is the most reliable commercial cyclotron ever designed. Built for 24/7 operation at full specified capacity this cyclotron has became a workhorse of the radioisotope production industry. Over 95 % of all cyclotron SPECT isotopes and Ge-68 produced in North America are delivered by TR-30 cyclotrons.


TR-30 comes with a variety of beam line and target options. Up to 6 standard or customized beam lines can be installed on this cyclotron. It can be equipped with high performances automated solid target stations rated to 20 KW beam power, or high current gas stations, or a variety of PET targetry.

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TR-30 has become the accelerator of choice for many radioisotope producers.

BWXT (Nordion), Curium (Mallincrodt / IBA Molecular), GE Healthcare, Nihon Medi-physics and others selected this cyclotron due to its unmatched reliability and highest current.

TR-30 was the first cyclotron ever to reach 1000 μA beam current in 2004 and 1200 μA in 2007 in commercial 24/7 operation. It is the only cyclotron that has reached operational beam current of 1600 μA.

Nordion’s TR-30 has been operating 24/7 for over 30 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between TR-30 and TR-Flex cyclotrons?

The TR-30 is ACSI’s oldest, but still most powerful cyclotron model. The TR-30 has an energy range of 15 MeV to 33 MeV and up to 1600 µA of beam current.

The TR-30 is built to run and to last. TR-30 cyclotrons operate on 24/7 schedule under extreme production conditions. The 1st TR-30 cyclotron built by ACSI for Nordion in 1989 is still fully operational and can output 1000 µA current.

In comparison to the TR-30, the TR-Flex cyclotron is a compact, cost-efficient accelerator, offering high production output at a fraction of the cost of the larger TR-30 cyclotron installations.

How big is TR-30 cyclotron?

The TR-30 cyclotron has a 2.4m  x 2.4m  footprint and weighs 50 tons.

Which radionuclides can be produced on the TR-30 cyclotron?

A full range of PET radioisotopes (F-18, N-13, C-11), including radiometals (Cu-64, Zr-89, Ga-68), can be produced on the TR-30 cyclotron. TR-30 is uniquely suited for the production the highest amounts and the widest variety of SPECT and generator nuclides:  Tc-99m, Mo-99, Ge-68, I-123, Tl-201, In-111, Zn-67, etc.

How many beam lines can be installed on the TR-30 cyclotron?

There are two typical beam line configurations for the TR-30 cyclotron:

  • Four beam lines. In this configuration both sides of the cyclotron are equipped with Y-shaped beam lines making the total number of beam line branches equal to four.
  • Six beam lines. In this configuration two  3-branched beam lines are installed on both sides of the cyclotron, making the total number of beam line branches equal to six.

The TR-30 beam lines are highly customizable, allowing addition of a variety of beam shaping and diagnostics elements.