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Leveringszekerheid medische isotopen

Radioactieve stoffen worden gebruikt voor diagnose van ziekten en voor behandeling van verschillende soorten kanker. Deze medische isotopen worden grotendeels geproduceerd in kernreactoren. De levering van therapeutische isotopen is op lange termijn niet gegarandeerd omdat veel reactoren die ze nu produceren oud zijn. Voor de diagnostische isotopen zijn nieuwe technologieën in ontwikkeling. Dat blijkt uit het onderzoek dat het RIVM heeft gedaan naar de leveringszekerheid van diagnostische en therapeutische isotopen voor Nederland.

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