Canadian hospitals rise to the occasion during isotope shortage

Collier, Roger
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/25/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p815
Academic Journal
The article reports on the rise of Canadian Hospitals during the shortage of medical isotope supply as determined by Andrew Ross of the Halifax and Nova Scotia―based Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. It mentions that there had been no advance warning or news from Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. that there was a possible medical isotope supply interruption which led to the dilemma of many hospitals in Canada. It discusses that hospitals will not be able to operate well if there are no medical isotopes, for these isotopes are being used in diagnosing ailments like heart disease and cancer. Because of this incident, hospital staffs joined hand-in-hand by means of sharing dwindling supplies and working tirelessly just to accommodate patients.


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