Processing of Linac Produced 99Mo, and Extraction and Validation of 99mTc using a unique 99Mo/99mTc generator system

Technetium-99m (99mTc) is a radioactive substance that is used in nuclear medicine departments worldwide. This substance when made in an appropriate formulation is injected in patients and following its decay pictures of the patient can be obtained. This pictures help physicians diagnose certain diseases notably cancers and heart diseases. The government of Canada historically was the main producer of this radioactive substance. Due to the aging of the machines that are used to produce these substance the government announced that in 2019 it will no longer be producing Tc-99m. To fill this looming gap Canadian Isotope Innovations Corp (CIIC) has developed a new technology to produce this much needed isotope. However, before this isotope can become available to patients it needs to be processed. The new technology used by CIIC involves the use of an expensive starting material called enriched molybdenum (Mo-100). TO BE CONT’D

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Humphrey Fonge


Saeed Shanehsazzadeh


Canadian Isotope Innovations




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