IAEA Addresses Medical Isotope International Shipment Problems


Many countries are facing increasing problems receiving radiopharmaceuticals for treating a range of illnesses. A meeting of experts at the IAEA recently reviewed the situation, finding a growing incidence of denials or delays in international shipments of needed radioactive material, including short-lived isotopes used for medical diagnosis and treatment. Security and economic issues are among concerns driving the problems.


New ICRU report 72

Dosimetry of Beta Rays and Low-Energy Photons for Brachytherapy with Sealed Sources, ICRU Report 72, Journal of the ICRU Volume 4, No 2, 2004, 175 pp.