Preparing isotope injection for gamma scan

Preparing isotope injection for gamma scan

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Caption: Medical physicist unloading a technetium-99m (Tc-99m) source from an Amertec II generator in preparation for gamma scintigraphy (gamma camera scanning). Tc-99m is so short lived that generators fuelled by its longer-lived parent isotope, molybdenum-99 (a fission product of a nuclear reactor) are supplied to hospitals to provide a continuous supply for a limited time period. After unloading, sterile saline is poured through one of the generator's alumina columns to collect the Tc-99m. This radioactive solution is added to a tracer chemical before being injected into the body. Photographed at The London Hospital.

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Keywords: amertect ii generator, diagnostic, diagnostics, equipment, gamma scanning, healthcare, isotope, medical, medicine, nuclear medicine, tc-99m, technetium generator, technique

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