Don Erb was Director of Isotope Production and Distribution at the U.S. Department of Energy and held many other positions in the Atomic Energy Commission and the DOE. He initiated the recommendation in the 2010 letter to the Science Advisor to the White House for the U.S. to take an active role in the domestic production of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine. The government claimed it was working on that, but without fast reactors, domestic isotope production has not progressed sufficiently. The government needs to change its policies toward fast reactors and spent fuel reprocessing. His recommendation however did lead to the efforts for global public education on this topic at Go Nuclear, Inc. and Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA. His pioneering efforts along with many other distinguished scientists and engineers led to the tremendous accomplishments in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy.
ORGANIZATIONS UNITED For Responsible Low-Level Radioactive Waste Solutions: The widespread uses and benefits of radioactive materials are one of our society's great untold stories. Few Americans realize that our advanced industrial economy and high standard of living would not be possible without the use of radioactive materials in medicine, agriculture, industry, science and government. We thank Eric Jelinski, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - CANADA, for providing this document from 1994.
Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation, James Katzaroff: October 6, 2016 / Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation, a late stage radiation oncology focused medical device company announced that the first household pet, a cat, has been treated for cancer with the pet version of the Y-90 RadioGel(TM) device. Following the initial treatment, the cat is scheduled to undergo seven follow-up appointments over a two year period. The study outcome data will be reported to AMI periodically.
James S. Welsh, MD: His new book, "Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t", is an admixture of multiple scientific disciplines elucidated through a series of case studies and adventurous jaunts into the unknown, which separates it from the vast majority of current books centered on cancer. It is organized in 36 clearly drawn chapters, all of which have enticing titles such as “Disappearing Devils,” “Gamma Rays,” and “Dinosaur Cancer.”
Christine Craig, 21st Century Science & Technology - The use of radioisotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of disease is now a vital part of modern medical practice. The most vulnerable link is the production and supply lines of the medical radioisotope most in demand throughout the world, technetium-99m. The United States is left with no domestic source (2010) for an isotope that is used in more than 30 million diagnostic procedures each year worldwide, and almost 20 million procedures in the United States alone.
Alan Waltar, Author of "radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie's Dream" and James Katzaroff, CEO of Advanced Medical Isotopes Corp., World Council on Isotopes. By 2004, two-thirds of the elements in the Periodic Table had produced at least one commercially utilized radioisotope: 63 for medicine, 27 for industry, 31 for environmental protection. For nuclear medicine, 10% of the radioisotopes were used in therapy and 90% in diagnostics. This report examines the progress in the last ten years. For all newsletters, see website: http://wci-ici.org/
Alan Waltar -¿Cómo sería nuestro mundo hoy si la radiación no hubiera sido empleada para servir nuestras necesidades humanas? Una manera de apreciar en algo a esta moderna servidora es pasar un día típico con nuestras antenas particularmente sensibilizadas a la conciencia del rol de la radiación.
Dario Jinchuk - Excellent summary of nuclear power, nuclear technology and nuclear science in Argentina.
- Dario Jinchuk
- nuclear energy
- nuclear power
- nuclear science
- nuclear medicine
- diagnostic medicine
- therapeutic medicine
- nuclear reactors
- fuel cycle
- uranium enrichment
- heavy water production
- radioisotope production
- Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
- Atucha II
Thomas Ruth, TRIUMF -
•A look at the international accelerator facilities for radionuclide production.
•An overlooked source of Mo-99
•View from TRIUMF
•Reflections on radionuclide availability
•Future of Nuclear Imaging
•Distribution of small cyclotrons around the world
Wendy Galbraith, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy - Nuclear Medicine Radionuclides Needed
- Wendy Galbraith
- nuclear medicine
- radionuclide therapy
- diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals
- therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
- diagnostic imaging
- myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
- radiation therapy
- Mo 99
- Tc99m Generator
- Molybdenum 99
- Technetium 99m
- patient safety
- molecular imaging