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66- “Radiopharmaceutical Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m Production”

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has succeeded in producing massive amounts of radiopharmaceutical Molybdenum-99/Technetium-99m and achieved self-sufficiency in this area. This drug, which is produced by domestic experts at all stages, is used to diagnose many diseases; including those that require heart muscle, bone marrow, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, lungs, liver and kidney scans. The drug is currently produced only in a few countries; including Belgium, Canada, South Africa, the Netherlands, Britain, China, India, and two or three other countries. Iran is in fact among those few countries that produce this radiopharmaceutical.

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