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Private hospital group Life Healthcare has started with the construction of two cyclotrons in Gauteng as part of its radiopharmacy business across Southern Africa.

A cyclotron is a particle accelerator that can be used to create molecular imaging. It uses small amounts of radioactive materials, also known as radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat diseases. The small amounts of radioactive materials are also detected by sophisticated medical scanners such as PET-CT scanners to provide precise scans and pictures of the patient’s body...

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