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Nuclear reactor shutdown hits hospital waiting lists

发布时间:2017-11-06 08:01:34来源:未知点击:

THE ageing of nuclear reactors is having a knock-on effect on hospital waiting lists. Supplies of an important medical isotope called molybdenum-99 are expected to dry up for the next month, delaying routine scans of hearts, bones and lymph nodes across Europe and the US. “Supplies of molybdenum-99 will dry up, delaying routine scans of hearts and bones” Technical glitches and maintenance closures of reactors means hospitals may receive just 50 per cent of their usual supplies. Molybdenum-99 is used to form technetium-99m,