The Cyclotron is Coming to Town: What you need to know

Inside of the cyclotron

Northwestern Ontario’s first and only cyclotron will soon be operating out of the Health Services Centre on the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) campus. Having a cyclotron in our own backyard will improve patient care and contribute to the future development of new treatments and services in our region.

You are invited to attend an update and information session, hosted by the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) on:

Date: Monday, January 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Auditorium A, TBRHSC

Join us as we provide answers to these questions and more:

  • What is a cyclotron? What does it do?
  • How will this improve medical treatment and research in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario?
  • Is it safe? What precautions are taken to ensure safety?
  • What does a cyclotron produce and how are the materials handled?
  • What are radio-isotopes and how are they used in practice and research?
  • How are radioactive levels measured?
  • What happens if there is a spill?
  • Why build a cyclotron here versus just bringing the isotopes in from another site?

Coffee and cookies will be served and it’s FREE to attend. To register, or to submit a question prior to the session, email us at