Patent Number: 6,444,990

Title: Multiple target, multiple energy radioisotope production

Abstract: A multiple target array for receiving particles from a particle beam generator includes a particle beam transport path having a transport inlet and a transport outlet, the inlet receiving a particle beam from the particle beam generator. A kicker magnet is positioned along the particle beam transport path. The kicker magnet has an ON state and an OFF state and a kicker magnet inlet and a kicker magnet outlet. The array further includes a plurality of target paths, each of said target paths having a target inlet and terminating in a target. One of the target inlets is connected to the transport path adjacent to the kicker magnet outlet, and the particle beam in the transport path entering the kicker magnet inlet passes along the transport path through the kicker magnet outlet when the kicker magnet is in the OFF state, and the beam is directed to the target inlet when the kicker magnet is in the ON state.

Inventors: Morgan; Ira Lon (Denton, TX), McDaniel; Floyd Del (Denton, TX), Grande; Pierre (Santa Fe, NM), Watson; Jerry M. (Midlothian, TX)

Assignee: Advanced Molecular Imaging Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G21G 1/10 (20060101); G21G 1/00 (20060101); H05H 7/00 (20060101); H05H 7/10 (20060101); H01J 037/30 ()

Expiration Date: 09/03/2019