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The Global Impact of the Mo-99 Shortage

Volume 4 - Issue 5

Michael AB Naafs*

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    • Dutch Internist-Endocrinologist, International Health Consultancy, Netherlands

    *Corresponding author: Michael AB Naafs, Dutch Internist-Endocrinologist, Health Consultant at Naafs, International Health Consultancy, Rhodoslaan 20, and 7577KN, Oldenzaal, The Netherlands

Received: May 07, 2018;   Published: May 25, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001114

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Abstract

In this mini-review, the history and discovery of molybdene, its use and production, waste problem and alternative cyclotron medical isotope production are discussed. Definite reactor closing and extensive nuclear construction works in 2018 will comprise global medical isotope supply further.

Abstract| Introduction| Discovery and History of Mo-99| Production and use of Molybdenum-99/Thechnetium- 99m| Dissolution and Mo-99 Recovery| Acid Dissolution and Molybdenum Separations Process| Waste Management| Alternative Sources and Strategies| PALLAS| Conclusion| References|