Technetium-99m – New Production and Processing Strategies to Provide Adequate Levels for SPECT Imaging

Author(s): J. A. Osso, M. F. Catanoso, G. Barrio, T. P. Brambilla, R. Teodoro, C. R. B. R. Dias, K. N. Suzuki.

Journal Name: Current Radiopharmaceuticals

Volume 5 , Issue 3 , 2012

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Abstract:

The most important radioisotope for use in Nuclear Medicine is 99mTc, supplied in the form of a 99Mo/99mTc generator. After the supply crisis of 99Mo starting in 2008 the availability of 99Mo became a worldwide concern. The purpose of this work is to do a brief story of the availability of 99Mo in the world followed by an overview of the production routes of 99Mo and the generators technology.

Keywords: Fission of 235U, Molybdenum-99, Nuclear Reactor, Particle Accelerator, Radioisotope generator, Technetium-99m, HEU, LEU, GTRI/DOE efforts

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2012
Page: [178 - 186]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1874471011205030178
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