Planning of A PET Facility in India: Regulatory Aspects

  • Birendra Kishore Das


The ideal situation for establishing a PET facility is to have both the scanner as well as the cyclotron required for onsite production of positron emitters. However, this situation may prevail mainly in large medical institutions with sufficient funding/investment. Most of the centers may not be able to afford an onsite cyclotron, which requires huge investment and running expenses. In this chapter, we will discuss mainly a facility as the representative model for FDG whole body scan with the FDG purchased from an off-site vendor. Depending on the scanner, 5–20 mCi will be needed per patient.


Detector Material Dose Calibrator Layout Plan Scanner Room Onsite Cyclotron 
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    Guidelines to Set up a Medical Cyclotron Facility. Available at:

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© Springer India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear MedicineUtkal Institute of Medical SciencesBhubaneswarIndia

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