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A University of Alberta team has made an important breakthrough in the race to find a viable replacement for supply of technetium-99m, an important isotope produced by Canada's Chalk River reactor.
SNM is optimistic that the anticipated recommencement of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)-run National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Canada, will provide short-term relief to the isotope shortage that has been plaguing patients and the nuclear medicine community for more than one year.
A University of Iowa official says the current limited supply of radioisotopes used in medical scans could put some patients' lives in danger. Dr.
The Canadian government stood by its recent decision to abandon the Maple isotope reactor project, but made very clear that they hope to have the project picked up by private groups to take over the latent nuclear program.
A scarcity of medical isotopes has forced physicians at scores of US and Canadian hospitals to begin curbing the number of a variety of standard diagnostic tests they prescribe.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 28, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today welcomed the report of an ad hoc advisory group of health specialists that has been looking at ways to minimize potential future disruptions of medical imaging services related to the isotope supply.
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