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Radioisotopes and Nuclear Medicine
Radioisotopes and Nuclear Medicine (92)

The NUCLEAR MEDICINE section contains articles, PowerPoint Presentations and videos about diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, the radioisotopes used and production methods for radioisotopes.

07.Mar.2015 Written by

As we reflect back over the day, we are no less than astounded by the degree to which radiation processes have already been harnessed to enrich our life. Recognizing this enormous progress, we can only dream in wonderment over what the future of radiation technology may hold for us and our children. See this article and more at:

07.Feb.2016 Written by

Alan Waltar, Author of "radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie's Dream" and James Katzaroff, CEO of Advanced Medical Isotopes Corp., World Council on Isotopes. By 2004, two-thirds of the elements in the Periodic Table had produced at least one commercially utilized radioisotope: 63 for medicine, 27 for industry, 31 for environmental protection. For nuclear medicine, 10% of the radioisotopes were used in therapy and 90% in diagnostics. This report examines the progress in the last ten years. For all newsletters, see website:

20.Jul.2017 Written by

Jeremy Li, IAEA: Radiopharmaceuticals are a key component of nuclear medicine, and are crucial to fighting cancer and several other medical conditions. Their use, however, requires extensive personnel training on patient safety and equipment handling. Thanks to a recent IAEA training course, radiopharmacists from across Africa have acquired new skills and knowledge in this area and have since shared what they learned with their co-workers back home.

21.Jul.2017 Written by

Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers: In this letter, AIPES discusses the supply challenges in 2015 for reliable supply of Mo-99/Tc-99m generators.

31.Jul.2017 Written by

IAEA, International Energy Agency, Jeremy Li: As the major research reactors that supply Mo-99 age and cease production, the alternative method discussed in the paper offers a simplified way to diversify production and help ensure continued supplies of Mo-99 so that nuclear medicine services are not interrupted. In 2009, reactors producing Mo-99 in Canada and the Netherlands were temporarily shut down for necessary repairs and maintenance. This caused major disruption in health care services worldwide, leading to cancelled medical scans and postponed operations, and in some cases requiring medical professionals to revert back to using old, less effective techniques.

16.Apr.2018 Written by

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ANSTO: This is a compilation of uses of radioisotopes in nuclear medicine, industry, agriculture, archeology, art research, research climate change over thousands of years and many other applications. Uses of radioisotopes present a much larger industry than nuclear energy itself.

16.Feb.2015 Written by

Robert Schenter specialized in the production of radioisotopes in reactors for nuclear medicine. He dedicated much of his time teaching students this art and science as well as teaching national leaders the value of nuclear medicine. He spent many years trying to get the government to support production of radioisotopes in the United States.

10.Mar.2015 Written by

Balwinder Singh, Jaspreet Singh, and Amritpal Kaur - Radioisotopes decay by emission of radiation and energy they posses, can be utilized in wide range of agricultural applications. Nuclear scientists and technologist are unlocking the secrets of many agricultural problems, which could not have been possible with conventional methods.

14.Feb.2015 Written by

This pioneering woman physicist received a Nobel Prize for her work in the development of the radioimmunoassay, RIA.

20.Mar.2015 Written by

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International Atomic Energy Agency - At the core of all efforts for sustainable human development lies an adequate supply of freshwater. With increasing population numbers and economic growth, it is imperative that we reach a balance between demand and the availability of freshwater, protect available resources in rivers, lakes and aquifers, and prevent disputes over shared resources.