Molybdenum Shortage may Limit Nuclear Medicine Services

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Molybdenum Shortage may Limit Nuclear Medicine Services

Problems with the world production and supply of molybdenum are leading to shortages of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine imaging tests, according to an editorial in the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications, official journal of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS).
 
The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of informationfor students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

International co-operation is needed to meet the challenges of maintaining a stable, reliable supply of radioactive tracers for essential bone, heart, and other imaging studies, according to the article by Alan C. Perkins of University of Nottingham and Gill Vivian of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.