Current Outlook for 99mTc Distribution Based on Electron Accelerator Production

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In 1999 a practical example illustrating the economical and reliable production of 99mTc from an accelerator was developed. It included the realistic costs involved in establishing and operating the accelerator facility and the distribution of the 99mTc to regions in Florida. However, the technology was never commercialized. Recent political and economic developments prompted this second look at accelerator produced 99mTc. The practicality of this system in 2007 dollars was established to account for inflation and current demand. The same distribution model and production schedule from the Global ‘99 study were used. Numbers were found using current rates and costs where ... continued below

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Nelson, Benjamin L.; Bence, W. David & Snyder, John R. July 1, 2007.

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In 1999 a practical example illustrating the economical and reliable production of 99mTc from an accelerator was developed. It included the realistic costs involved in establishing and operating the accelerator facility and the distribution of the 99mTc to regions in Florida. However, the technology was never commercialized. Recent political and economic developments prompted this second look at accelerator produced 99mTc. The practicality of this system in 2007 dollars was established to account for inflation and current demand. The same distribution model and production schedule from the Global ‘99 study were used. Numbers were found using current rates and costs where possible and indexed estimations when necessary. Though several of the costs increased significantly and the sale price remains at approximately 35¢/mCi, the unit cost of 99mTc throughput only increased from 12.8¢/mCi to 15.0¢/mCi or approximately 17.2% from 1999 to 2007 thus continuing to be economically viable. This study provides ground work for creating business development models at additional locations within the U.S.

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  • 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications and Utilization of Accelertors,Pocatello, Idaho,07/29/2007,08/02/2007

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  • Report No.: INL/CON-07-13032
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 926336
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898718

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Nelson, Benjamin L.; Bence, W. David & Snyder, John R. Current Outlook for 99mTc Distribution Based on Electron Accelerator Production, article, July 1, 2007; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898718/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.