99mTc is the most widely used isotope in nuclear medicine today with over than 30 million diagnostic medical imaging scans every year around the world.

 

According to the Scientific Center of Radiation Medicine and Burns Armenian Ministry of Health, the need in Armenia of the isotope Tc-99m is 5,000 doses per year. However, currently this isotope is received from abroad in amounts enough only for diagnostic of about 1000 patients a year. Thus there is an urgent need in Armenia for a non-stop supply of the isotope 99mTc.

 

The goal of above mentioned propgram is to develop the technology of 99mTc direct production at YerPhI, covering the demand of Armenian clinics.

 

C18/18 IBA cyclotron used for producing medical isotopes

C18/18 IBA cyclotron used for producing medical isotopes