The Resource 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

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

Label
Medical isotope production without highly enriched uranium
Title
Medical isotope production without highly enriched uranium
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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."
Cataloging source
MMU
Dewey number
353.008722
Funding information
Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Energy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QD181.U7
LC item number
N385 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
Label
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
Publication
Note
Title from electronic title page (viewed June 1, 2009)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn367597412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309130400
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612239243
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
223924
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36000115
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)367597412
  • pebcs0309130409

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