News tagged with radioactive isotope

Canadian medical reactor gets nod to restart

Canada's nuclear safety commission authorized Wednesday the restarting of a reactor that produced one-third of the world's supply of medical isotopes before it closed for repairs last year.

dateJul 07, 2010 in Other
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Cyclotrons could alleviate medical isotope shortage

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 ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Other
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Anticancer nanotech

Tiny particles of albumin, a protein found in the blood, can be used to carry radioactive isotopes to the site of a cancerous tumour in the body and so avoid many of the side-effects of conventional radiotherapy.

dateSep 16, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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A top supplier of medical isotopes closed through 2009

An aging Canadian nuclear reactor responsible for production of one-third of the isotopes used in medical radiation treatment around the world will be out of service through at least the end of 2009, authorities said Wednesday.

dateJul 08, 2009 in Other
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