Current Outlook for 99mTc Distribution Based on Electron Accelerator Production Metadata

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  • Main Title Current Outlook for 99mTc Distribution Based on Electron Accelerator Production


  • Author: Nelson, Benjamin L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bence, W. David
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Snyder, John R.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Science.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE - SC


  • Name: Idaho National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: [Idaho Falls, Idaho]
    Additional Info: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


  • Creation: 2007-07-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.


  • Keyword: Schedules Accelerator
  • Keyword: Technitium-99M
  • Keyword: Isotope
  • Keyword: Dollars
  • Keyword: Accelerator
  • Keyword: Business
  • STI Subject Categories: 07 Isotopes And Radiation Sources
  • Keyword: Economic Development
  • Keyword: Sales
  • Keyword: Molybdenum-99
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Electrons
  • Keyword: Accelerators
  • Keyword: Distribution
  • Keyword: Prices


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


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • 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