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University cyclotron can meet radioisotope demand in Alberta

Researchers from the University of Alberta said its Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility can provide a steady supply of Tc-99m for the entire province, as well as produce PET radioisotopes amid the medical industry's shift to PET imaging. However, regulatory approval for radiotracer marketing and clinical use and more studies assessing the cyclotron's feasibility are still needed, researchers said.

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