Lung perfusion and ventilation studies hit by radioisotope shortage

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 ...

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