Business models for academic medical center cyclotron operations

Caroline LeGarde, Martin L. Bledsoe, Richard L. Wahl

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A cyclotron facility may provide a significant strategic advantage for an academic medical center that desires to build a strong research program in nuclear medicine. Such a facility may provide an advantage in obtaining support from the National Institutes of Health. A nuclear medicine research program often requires the production of short-lived radioisotopes for clinical patients. Combining the research program with a commercial production and distribution program can increase the synergies and efficiencies of an organization. This article describes various business models that combine research, clinical, and commercial operations to align an academic medical center's cyclotron program operation to its goals and resources. By coordinating these three functions, an academic medical center may be able to support extensive research capabilities that would otherwise be unattainable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-533
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Business models
  • Cyclotron
  • FDG
  • Radiopharmacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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