Securing Mo-99 Supply
Dr. Valeria Starovoitova
Idaho Acelerator Facility
Recently there has been
a phenomenal growth in medical using of different radioisotopes.
remains the most popular. medical radioisotope. Approximately 80% of all
the world’s nuclear medicine procedures are carried out using
mostly in diagnostics of heart conditions and cancer. Over
several years there have been a number of supply shortages of Mo-99,
These shortages affected millions of people, forcing clinicians to
techniques. Numerous proposals were made to secure Mo-99
supply and avoid such shortages in future. This presentation will
summarize the most promising and interesting ones.