DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Aktueller Standort:
>
> This Story


Log in oder Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

Molecular Imaging Homepage

Tc-99m generator production resumes in Australia Follows month and a half shutdown due to conveyor belt issue

Sotera Health's Nordion closes sale of medical isotopes business to BWX Technologies About 150 employees will be transferred in the deal

Cerveau Technologies to expand production network for research on novel tau imaging agent Understanding Alzheimer's with [18F]MK-6240

GE Healthcare, Lantheus start second Flurpiridaz phase 3 clinical trial Evaluating PET agent's ability to detect CAD

New technologies to help expand PET/CT imaging in emerging markets Insights from Rick Rippin, sales director for ABT Molecular Imaging

RadioMedix and ITM greenlight Ge-68/Ga-68 generator production at new Texas facility Reducing global shortage of Ge-68/Ga-68 generators

First order of NorthStar's RadioGenix System in the books Comes alongside FDA clearance of its Wisconsin facility

SNMMI and others urge Congress to approve $20 million for U.S. supply of Mo-99 Funding would be provided for NNSA's medical isotope program

Low-risk patients subject to costly, unnecessary breast imaging, says study Ranges from $2,000 to $8,000, creates high-deductible burdens

ITM enters North American partnerships to establish stable n.c.a.-Lutetium-177 supply Enhance use and supply for targeted radionuclide therapy

BWXT's new medical isotope technology

BWXT developed a new medical isotope technology to produce Mo-99

by Lauren Dubinsky , Senior Reporter
BWX Technologies has developed a new technology to manufacture Mo-99 that uses neutron capture.

“While neutron capture was the original method for producing Mo-99, Tc-99m generators using neutron capture Mo-99 historically produced a far less concentrated elution of Tc-99m,” Dr. Jonathan Cirtain, VP of advanced technologies at BWXT, told HCB News. “Therefore, [it] limited the types of kits and doses of imaging agent that could be effectively compounded, administered and imaged.”

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



However, the new technology produces a proprietary Mo-99 product that when eluted, produces an eluent of similar specific activity to fission-based Tc-99m generators that are available today. That means radiopharmacies can use BWXT Tc-99m generators in the same way they use current fission-based Tc-99m generators.

But Cirtain noted that unlike the traditional process of producing Mo-99 and Tc-99m generators from a nuclear fission process, this process doesn’t use fission. As a result, it doesn’t produce uranium or other fission products as waste, which is costly and difficult to dispose of and can be a proliferation concern.

BWXT expects this new medical isotope technology to provide a reliable domestic supply of Mo-99 and Tc-99m for North America. But the company has competition from a handful of companies with the same goal.

“We are confident because we have experience in this area developed over decades of work, and we’ve had a highly successful development program, including supplemental assistance from outside expertise when needed,” said Cirtain.

Molecular Imaging Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Werben
Erhöhen Sie Ihren Bekanntheitsgrad
Auktionen + Privatverkäufe
Den besten Preis erzielen
Geräte/Geräteteile kaufen
Den günstigsten Preis finden
Daily News
Die neuesten Nachrichten lesen
Übersicht
Alle DOTmed Benutzer durchsuchen
Ethik auf DOTmed
Unseren Ethik-Standard anzeigen
Gold-Parts Verkäufer-Programm
PH-Anfragen erhalten
Gold Service Dealer-Programm
Anfragen empfangen
Gesundheitsdienstleister
Alle Gesundheitsdienstleister-Tools anzeigen
Jobs/Training
Einen Job suchen
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Angebote für Geräteteile erhalten
Kürzlich zertifiziert
Kürzlich zertifizierte Benutzer anzeigen
Kürzlich bewertet
Kürzlich zertifizierte Benutzer anzeigen
Rental Central
Geräte billiger mieten
Geräte/Geräteteile verkaufen
Das meiste Geld erhalten
Service-Techniker Forum
Hilfe und Beratung finden
Einfache Angebots-Anfrage
Angebote für Geräte erhalten
Virtuelle Messe
Service für Geräte finden
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED