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Title Medical isotope production without highly enriched uranium / Committee on Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 202 pages)
Series Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf
Contents Background and study task -- Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m production and use -- Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m supply -- Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m supply reliability -- Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m demand -- Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m production costs -- Conversion to LEU-based production of Molybdenum-99: technical considerations -- Conversion to LEU-based production of Molybdenum-99: regulatory considerations -- Conversion to LEU-based production of Molybdenum-99: general approaches and timing -- Conversion to LEU-based production of Molybdenum-99: prospects and feasibility
Summary "This book is the product of a congressionally mandated study to examine the feasibility of eliminating the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU2) in reactor fuel, reactor targets, and medical isotope production facilities. The book focuses primarily on the use of HEU for the production of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), whose decay product, technetium-99m3 (Tc-99m), is used in the majority of medical diagnostic imaging procedures in the United States, and secondarily on the use of HEU for research and test reactor fuel. The supply of Mo-99 in the U.S. is likely to be unreliable until newer production sources come online. The reliability of the current supply system is an important medical isotope concern; this book concludes that achieving a cost difference of less than 10 percent in facilities that will need to convert from HEU- to LEU-based Mo-99 production is much less important than is reliability of supply."
Notes Title from electronic title page (viewed June 1, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Energy DE-AM01-04PI45013
Subject Uranium -- Isotopes.
Uranium -- Isotopes -- Therapeutic use
Highly enriched uranium -- Isotopes -- Therapeutic use
Molybdenum -- Isotopes -- Therapeutic use
Technetium -- Isotopes -- Therapeutic use
Radioisotopes -- Therapeutic use.
Nuclear medicine -- Standards -- United States
Diagnostic imaging.
Radionuclide generators.
Quality control.
Molybdenum -- supply & distribution
Molybedenum -- isolation & purification
Radioisotopes -- supply & distribution
Technetium Compounds -- isolation & purification
Diagnostic Imaging
Radionuclide Generators
Quality Control
quality control.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Radionuclide generators.
Quality control.
Diagnostic imaging.
Radioisotopes -- Therapeutic use.
Technetium -- Isotopes -- Therapeutic use.
Uranium -- Isotopes.
Molybdenum 99.
Technetium 99m.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium.
ISBN 9780309130400