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This recommendation is consistent with other studies that have reviewed medical isotope supply in the United States and have come to the same conclusions (IOM 1995, Wagner et al. 1999, Reba et al. 2000).
RECOMMENDATION 2:Review enriched stable isotope inventory andevaluate domestic supply options if needed. The current inventory of enriched stable isotopes is decreasing and there is growing concern that theaging calutrons cannot be operated cost-effectively to meet demand ifreopened. The DOE should evaluate the option of a domestic enrichedisotope supply source to ensure availability for medical research.