Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Complementary Solution for Production of Medical Isotopes – Researchers from Sherbrooke succeed in producing technetium 99m with a cyclotron

Researchers at the CHUS’s Centre de recherche clinique √Čtienne-Le Bel (CRCELB) and the Universit√© de Sherbrooke, in collaboration with Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. in Richmond, have just demonstrated that technetium 99m can be produced using a cyclotron. Diagnostic testing indicates that cyclotron-produced technetium 99m is fully equivalent to that obtained from nuclear reactor, such as the Chalk River facility.