FIGURE 3.5 Supply of Mo-99, Tc-99m generators, and Tc-99m to North American markets. Dashed arrows indicate secondary flows of Mo-99 between these producers. The figure does not show other secondary flows of Mo-99 into the North American market.

FIGURE 3.5 Supply of Mo-99, Tc-99m generators, and Tc-99m to North American markets. Dashed arrows indicate secondary flows of Mo-99 between these producers. The figure does not show other secondary flows of Mo-99 into the North American market.

SUMMARY

This chapter provides a description of the Mo-99 and Tc-99m for medical diagnostic imaging. Several important points of information provided in this chapter are summarized below:

  • The 2006 global supply of Mo-99 was about 12,000 6-day curies per week. The 2006 supply to the U.S. market was between 5000 and



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