Latest Technetium-99m Stories

2009-05-19 13:51:00

OTTAWA, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has received information from its primary supplier, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), regarding an interruption in the supply of medical isotopes, primarily molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) used in the manufacturing of technetium-99m generators. AECL has advised MDS Nordion that they anticipate the National Research Universal reactor (NRU) will remain out of service for more than...

2009-05-04 08:13:00

Exclusive distribution agreement in place with GE Healthcare NOIDA, India, May 4 /PRNewswire/ - Jubilant Organosys Ltd, headquartered in India, announced today that its subsidiary in the United States, DRAXIMAGE LLC has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for DRAXIMAGE(R)'s generic Sestamibi.

2008-10-06 12:00:12

By Strauss, H William; Miller, D Douglas; Wittry, Mark D; Cerqueira, Manuel D; Garcia, Ernest V; Iskandrian, Abdulmassi S; Schelbert, Heinrich R; Wackers, Frans J; Balon, Helena R; Lang, Otto; Machac, Josef I.

2008-10-05 03:00:08

By MacDonald, Anita Burrell, Steven Nuclear medicine is a diverse field with a large number of different studies spanning virtually all organ systems and medical specialties.

2008-09-11 06:00:33

By Liz Szabo Thousands of patients in the USA may face delays in getting key medical tests because of a global shortage of radioactive tracers, which are used to perform bone scans and to assess blood flow to the heart, experts say.

2008-09-07 00:00:21

Hundreds of patients face delays to vital scans for cancer and other diseases due to a "severe shortage" of imaging chemicals, an expert has warned.

2008-09-06 21:00:04

A global shortage of medical isotopes used in scans of hearts, bones, kidneys and some cancers will cause delays and cancellations across the UK in the coming weeks.British hospitals were receiving less than 50 per cent of expected supplies and rations were expected to drop even further, the experts warned.The isotopes are used in more than 80 per cent of routine diagnostic nuclear imaging procedures.Professor Alan Perkins, honorary secretary at the British Nuclear Medicine Society, said:...

2008-06-25 03:01:40

By Nayak, Tapan K Hathaway, Helen J; Ramesh, Chinnasamy; Arterburn, Jeffrey B; Dai, Donghai; Sklar, Larry A; Norenberg, Jeffrey P; Prossnitz, Eric R Breast and endometrial cancers are the most common invasive malignancies in women, with more than 217,000 new diagnoses per year in the United States.

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