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Future of Low Specific Activity Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m Generator.
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PMID:  22642420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In last few years the shortage of molybdenum-99 (99Mo) was felt in developed and developing countries hospitals, where diagnostic nuclear medicine is practiced. To overcome the shortage of 99Mo various routes of its production by accelerators and reactors generating low and high specific activity products have been planned. High specific activity 99Mo obtained by fission of uranium-235 (235U) has completely dominated in the manufacturing of technetium-99m (99mTc) generators in last 3-4 decades, but due to proliferation and dirty bomb issues non fission routes of 99Mo production are emphasized. Future of low specific activity 99Mo is discussed.
Authors:
A Mushtaq
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current radiopharmaceuticals     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-4729     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468718     Medline TA:  Curr Radiopharm     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Isotope Production Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, P.O. Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan. mushtaqa@pinstech.org.pk.
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