December 12th, 2018   /   In the News

Molecular Imaging News: A New Link in the Chain

Medical radioisotopes are crucial components of modern health care, but the supply chain that ensures access to them is fragile. For example, SNMMI issued a molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) shortage alert for the first half of November, due to a continuing outage at a reactor in South Africa and an unanticipated shutdown of a reactor in the Netherlands that coincided with a planned maintenance shutdown at a reactor in Australia. Mo-99 is used to make Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), which is the most commonly used medical radioisotope. Read more…

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