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Distributed Production of Radionuclide Mo-99 Charles A. Gentile, Adam B. Cohen and George Ascione

This invention is for the production of Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), a widely used medical isotope in a distributed and in-situ fashion. Tc-99m results when Molybdenum 99 (Mo-99) decays. Mo-99 is typically produced in a nuclear reactor, but it can be produced from naturally occurring Molybdenum 100 or from Molybdenum 98 using either neutrons or gamma radiation, and this latter method produces no fission by-products.


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