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GAO And NRC Argue About Dirty Bombs

Let’s face it – dirty bombs are all about fear, not real harm. This issue was front and center this month when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) scolded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for not taking the socioeconomic effects of a dirty bomb attack seriously. NRC blasted back – what are you talking about? We do. And you really should understand […]

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to treat cancers, minimize side effects

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to diagnose, monitor, and treat cancers while potentially saving patients from undergoing therapies that are likely to be ineffective and playing a role in minimizing side effects, according to experts from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In […]

Visualizing the Medical Isotope Crisis

The impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act is not the only threat to health care these days. Another crisis, one you may not have heard of, concerns a radioactive isotope called technetium 99. This obscure atom is used in a medical imaging technique called single-photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT, used to diagnose millions […]

Source Security Working Group Releases Transition Memo to Incoming Administration

The Source Security Working Group recently released its memo to the Trump transition team regarding recommendations for radiological source policy. Highlights include: • Maintain the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the principal federal regulator for the domestic civilian use of radioisotopes. • Do not require artificial transitions to alternative technologies. • Support U.S. policy to […]

DOE Isotope Program Provides Target Material for the Discovery of Superheavy Elements

Two isotopes of a new element with atomic number Z=117 were created by an international collaboration in the reaction between unique radioactive 249Bk target material produced at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through the DOE Isotope Program and an intense beam of48Ca ions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia). This result completed […]

IsoRay (ISR) Announces Presentation of Positive Cesium-131 Brachytherapy Data at SNO Conference

IsoRay Inc. announced David G. Brachman, MD, FACRO, Director of Radiation Oncology, Barrow Neurological Institute, and Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, presented the findings of a prospective trial entitled: “Prospective trial of surgery and permanent intraoperative brachytherapy (S+BT) using a modular, biocompatible radiation implant for recurrent aggressive meningiomas,” at the […]