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Medical isotopes supply is likely to return to 80% by end of October

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2035 (Published 09 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2035
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

    European supplies of medical isotopes used as radiotracers in molecular imaging could return to nearly 80% of normal in the last week of October, as the result of a contingency plan worked out by the European Union and national authorities.

    European hospitals have been enduring a severe shortage of medical isotopes that has reduced the capacity of nuclear medicine departments by more than half (BMJ 2008;337:a1575, 5 Sep, doi:10.1136/bmj.a1575).

    Wolfram Knapp, president elect of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, said that authorities had agreed to allow …

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