The innovative, flexible and multifunctional radio-TLC scanner and MCA

LabLogic’s PET/SPECT radio-TLC Scanner and Multichannel Analyzer, the innovative Scan-RAM MCA, is designed to meet the ever increasing demands of the modern laboratory. Versatile and compact, the instrument is fully controlled by market leading radio chromatography package Laura for PET, providing accurate and reproducible results for both radiochemical purity and radionuclidic identity tests in one combined run.


LabLogic developed the Scan-RAM MCA specifically for PET/SPECT applications, with a range of truly innovative features aimed at ensuring the system is compliant, safe and reliable.  These features include a MCA detector, innovative collimator and unique TLC plate support beds.


As with all LabLogic products, the Scan-RAM MCA has been designed to exceed regulatory requirements. The front panel contains only power and scroll buttons meaning that method parameters cannot be changed, except via an audit-trailed method in the software. Used with Laura for PET software, the Scan-RAM MCA ensures regulatory compliance.


The Scan-RAM is now available in four different models:





Dual Scan-RAM
Dual Scan-RAM MCA

A wide range of detectors are available for the various Scan-RAM models, allowing the system to be suitable for both low and high levels of radioactivity.

Innovative Collimator

The collimator is designed to accommodate two detectors simultaneously while offering the best possible performance for PET and SPECT radionuclides.

A Range of Detectors

Suitable for PET, SPECT and Alpha radionuclides across a range of radioactivity levels.

Motorised Detector

The detector’s smooth motor operation eliminates the need to tape the TLC plate to the scanning bed, significantly reducing finger dose and ensuring positional reproducibility.

The detector does not require any operational tolerance, the space taken up by the Scan-RAM MCA is the same as the footprint of the instrument.

Engraved Ruler

Facilitates confirmation of the TLC strip size and allows users to record this information in Laura for PET, thus optimizing analysis time.

Intelligent Front End Display

Users are able to view instrument parameters and performance at a glance.

Single Power Button

The single power button and full software control allows only users with an appropriate access level to make changes to the operating parameters. A full audit trail of these changes is recorded.

TLC Plate Beds

The Scan-RAM MCA is supplied with TLC plate support beds which are easily cleaned, conveniently stored and ideal for lowering finger exposure. Accommodating any size TLC strip up to 5 x 20 cm.

USB Interface

USB interface which provides; instrument control, HV supply, data transfer and electronics power supply.

Built-in Analog to Digital Converter

This Dual Scan-RAM feature converts analog signals from other detectors such as UV, ECD, etc., into digital for use within Laura for PET. Bringing all signals into one place.

Custom-Made Lead Shielding

In order to minimize background interference LabLogic provides a range of lead shielding to meet different requirements.

Simultaneous Testing

Users can run both Radiochemical Purity and Radionuclidic Identity tests in one combined run.

Laura Radiopharmacy

Scan-RAM control, digital data collection, analysis and reporting. All achieved using the industry standard radiochromatography data system Laura for PET.

Laura Radiopharmacy has been the recognised industry standard software for radiochromatography for more than 20 years. The latest evolution of Laura Radiopharmacy features control of many of the world's leading HPLC and radio detector systems to provide a single point of control for the entire radiochromatography analysis

Laura Radiopharmacy also features:

  • Half-life correction.
  • Seamless interface with PETra™.
  • Scalable solution from stand-alone to enterprise level.
  • GLP and 21 CFR part 11 compliance options.
  • Automatic peak finder.
  • Document management system.
  • Unique summary table function for data comparison.
  • Powerful reporting and analysis tools.

What is the Scan-RAM MCA operating tolerance?

Because the detector sweeps the scanning bed, there is no operating tolerance requirement, and as such the required operating space is the same as the footprint of the instrument

Why do I need the TLC support beds?

These beds have been provided for your own safety and to minimize finger dose exposure.

Can I clean the TLC support beds?

Yes you can clean them with standard cleaning solutions.

Where do I store my TLC support beds?

The TLC support beds are stored underneath the instrument, in the built-in racks provided.

Can I use the same Scan-RAM MCA for different radionuclides?

Yes you can. The Scan-RAM MCA is available with a range of interchangeable detectors for different radionuclides and different levels of radioactivity.

What is the difference between Dual and Single Scan-RAM MCAs?

The Dual Scan-RAM MCA is three instruments in one. It is a radio-TLC scanner, radio-HPLC detector and a multichannel analyzer. This instrument is ideal for customers who have to analyze their samples by these methods as it saves on capital expenditure and operating space.

The Single Scan-RAM MCA, is radio-a TLC scanner and multichannel analyzer only, that is used for radio-TLC analysis and radionuclidic identity tests.

What is the size of the crystal in your detectors?

We offer a range of different crystal sizes to meet different requirements. If you know what radionuclides you will work with, LabLogic will furnish you with information on the recommended detector and crystal size.

Do you have to sellotape TLC strips to the scanning bed?

No you do not. The scanning bed is stationary and it is the detector that sweeps the bed. Also, your TLC strips are held by the TLC support beds which are locked in place by soft buttons.

How do I change the operating parameters?

All operating parameters are changed through Laura for PET software where a full audit trail of the changes is recorded.

What are the basic specifications of the Scan-RAM MCA?

Size TLC Plate Size Weight Connectivity Energy Resolution Acquisition Mode Dwell Times
15 (D) x 38 (L) x 23 (W) cm 5 x 15 cm 9.4 kg USB 7%-8% at 662 keV PHA, MCA 0.1 s to 24 hrs


Application Notes

The LabLogic Group will always treat your details with the utmost care and will never sell them to third party companies.

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