Lung perfusion and ventilation studies hit by radioisotope shortage
By Michael Woodhead
20 Sep 2019
Alternative diagnostic PET scans are being substituted for nuclear medicine lung perfusion studies due to a critical national shortage of radioisotopes, the government has announced. A complete halt in production of Mo-99 at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisations’ (ANSTO) facility at Lucas Heights, Sydney, means that supplies of radionucleotides will be extremely limited ...