United States scrambles for secure, safe isotope supply

March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 5, p427
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the efforts of the U.S. to start domestic production of the molybdenum-99 isotope. It states that the country is no longer dependent on Canadian and Dutch suppliers and moving to secure the supply of isotopes which is essential in medical imaging. It mentions that the House of Representatives have passed a bill which will release 163 million U.S. dollars for five years in producing the isotope from low-enriched uranium.


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