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2011-04-11 07:00:00

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2010-09-15 23:27:39

Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the relative ages of rocks and organic materials. Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with researchers from Purdue University, the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Wabash College, tested the hypothesis that solar radiation might affect the rate at which radioactive elements decay...

2010-07-08 14:47:54

Long-term solution still needed to remedy isotope shortage plaguing hospitals and patients 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. However, SNM cautions that the restart of this reactor will not solve the ongoing...

2010-06-08 11:15:30

New method of medical isotope production could provide relief to current and future medical isotope crises The most widely used medical radioisotope, Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is essential for an estimated 70,000 medical imaging procedures that take place daily around the world. Aging reactors, production intermittencies and threats of permanent reactor closures have researchers striving to develop alternative methods of supply. In a comparative study presented at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting,...

2009-08-09 15:46:41

A University of Iowa official says the current limited supply of radioisotopes used in medical scans could put some patients' lives in danger. Dr. Michael Graham, a university official and president of SNM, formerly known as the Society of Nuclear Medicine, said some medical patients could be facing risky surgeries that could be avoided through medical scans utilizing the isotopes, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. It's possible that some deaths could occur, Graham said. The...

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2008-10-02 13:43:32

When a reactor in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986 in what was then the Soviet republic of Ukraine, radioactive elements were released in the air and dispersed over the Soviet Union, Europe and even eastern portions of North America. More than 20 years later, researchers from Case Western Reserve University traveled to Sweden and Poland to gain insight into the downward migration of Chernobyl-derived radionuclides in the soil. Among the team's findings was the fact that much...

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Anonymous On June 15, at the 55th Annual Meeting of the SNM in New Orleans, LA, Peter J. Ell, MD, director of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and chair of nuclear medicine at University College London (UK), was awarded the 2008 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his contributions to the nuclear medicine profession. "With this award, SNM recognizes Dr, Ell's pioneering efforts in laying the foundations of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Europe," said Alexander...


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