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Technetium Generator used to produce radioactive isotopes, England, 1993

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Radioactive isotopes are used for a number of nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures. These include radio-imaging to detect carcinomas and tumours. A technetium generator extracts a radioactive isotope – in this case Technetium-99m (99mTc). This is used in diagnostic investigations. But as 99mTc has a half-life of only six hours, it has to be produced just before it is injected into a patient. The ‘Amertech II’ technetium generator is made by pharmaceutical company Amersham International. It specialises in medical diagnostics and life science products. The production model (998-635) on the left has a handle to easily transport the unit. It is shown with a demonstration model on the right (1998-636), which has a transparent outer case to show the internal parts.

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1998-635

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