This publication presents a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of isotope production capabilities and uses in the world and an analysis of issues related to isotope production and use including transportation, sealed source accountability, maintaining the government role, and third party liability concerns.
Table of contents:
Foreword I. Isotope Production -Production in 2002 -Isotope Production by Reactors -Production by Accelerators -Separation of Isotopes from Fission Products -Separation of Transuranic Elements and Alpha-Emitters -Stable Isotope Production -Future Production II. Isotope Uses -Medical Applications -Scientific/Research Applications III. Issues Related to Isotope Production and Use -Transportation -Sealed Source Accountability -Maintaining Governmental Role -Third-Party Liability Concerns -Concluding Remarks Appendices -Flow Diagram of Isotope Production, Manufacturing, Applications and Waste Management -Research Reactors Producing Is -Accelerators Producing I -Countries that Responded to the Questionnaire -Common Medical Isotopes Produced in Reactors and Their Uses -Common Medical Isotopes Produced in Accelerators and Their Uses -List of Non-Governmental Organisations Relevant to the Production and Use of Iso -Working Group Members -Grouping of Countries and Areas