Middle East hospitals delay some treatments due to isotope shortage

10/1/2008 | ArabianBusiness.com (United Arab Emirates)

Hospitals across the Middle East have been forced to postpone or cancel vital diagnostic treatments, such as heart and bone scans and cancer-detection tests, due to the current global isotope shortage. The hospitals, which are dependent on imported isotopes, have been receiving less than half of their normal supply of technetium-99, which is used in most diagnostic nuclear imaging procedures.

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