Welcome to our Cyclotron Facility
Nuclear medicine is an imaging modality that usually involves injection of radioactive tracers to visualize various organs. The tracer is produced through addition of a radioactive isotope to a pharmaceutical specific to the organ being imaged. The radioactive tracer emits gamma radiation, which is then imaged using devices as such as PET/CT and Gamma Cameras. Our Nuclear Medicine Department involves two PET/CT devices and a cyclotron.
Our Cyclotron Facility
A cyclotron is a machine used to accelerate charged particles to very high energies to produce radionuclides which are applied in imaging modalities in nuclear medicine. In 2018, Medya Diagnostic Center in collaboration with the Turkish Eczacıbaşı-Monrol company successfully established Iraq’s first cyclotron facility in the city of Erbil. Eczacibasi-Monrol Nuclear Products (Eczacıbaşı-Monrol Nükleer Ürünler), leads the development of the Turkish nuclear medicine market with the production of high-quality radiopharmaceuticals. Our cyclotron “Sumitomo HM-20” is a Japanese device which produces various radioactive materials that can be used as tracers to carry out medical procedures, medical imaging and research.
We are working to the standards of European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (EU GMP). EU GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to high quality standards. In 2019, Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority (IRSRA) formally appreciated MDC’s efforts in applying GMP standards.
The following radioisotopes are now available at Erbil facility upon request:
MDC is the exclusive distributor in Iraq for radioactive isotopes, radiation measurement and protection equipment and gamma camera systems produced by the following companies:
•Monrol: Radioactive Isotopes
•Capintec: all the below associated products are available:
2.Thyroid Uptake Systems
3.Lead Lined Cabinetry & Radiochemistry Shielding Solutions
•DDD–Diagnostic: gamma camera systems
In 2018, MDC, in collaboration with the Turkish Eczacıbaşı-Monrol company successfully established Iraqs first cyclotron facility in the city of Erbil. Eczacibasi-Monrol Nuclear Products (Eczacıbaşı-Monrol Nükleer Ürünler), leads the development of the Turkish nuclear medicine market with the production of high-quality radiopharmaceuticals. In 2001, Monrol, started the production of FDG which is required for the PET imaging, and established several cyclotron facilities in Turkey and also internationally in more than 25 countries including UAE, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania. Additionally, Eczacıbaşı-Monrol produces a variety of radiopharmaceuticals for SPECT imaging.
The MDC Cyclotron Facility is managed by an excellent team of people with international qualifications and work experience.
- Mr. Sherko Qashani, Business Development Director
Email: [email protected], Mobile Phone: +964(0)7502314346
- Dr. Muayad Mahmud, Senior Nuclear Medicine Executive.
Email: [email protected], Mobile Phone: +964(0)750 4773872
- Mr. Bilser Islam, Cyclotron Production Specialist
- Mr. Mevlüt Şinik, Cyclotron Production Technician
- Mr. Gokmen Oral, Production Technician
- Mr. Khdr Hamedamin Husen, Assistant Cyclotron Technician
After signing a purchase and sale contract, customers send a specific Purchase Order to MDC Nuclear Medicine Department via email and will be required to make a payment upfront no later than 2 calendar days prior to order date. MDC will provide order confirmation no later than 1 calendar day prior to order date.
Delivery and logistics
Product delivery is arranged by MDC using either land or air transportation, taking into consideration products’ shelf life and customers location. In general, products are sent to nearby cities through land transportation or via airplane for customers in more distant areas of the country. Delivery details can be discussed upon request.
To receive full details about how to order radioisotopes from MDC, please contact us on:
Business Development Director
Due to lead price fluctuations, all Cabinetry, Hot Cell and Hood prices must be confirmed before placing order