TRIUMF Team Demonstrates Solution to Medical Isotope Crisis

If you can get past the nauseating statement by Rickford here, this is pretty cool. Hopefully we can find some way to avoid being held hostage by Chalk River as the only source of medical isotopes (not that there is anything wrong with Chalk River - wonderful people, simply wonderful)

A Canadian team confirms an effective solution for the looming national threat of a shortage of a technetium-99m (Tc-99m) – a life-saving diagnostic isotope used in cardiac tests and cancer scans. The team demonstrated a process that enables the routine production of sufficient Tc-99m to satisfy the daily demand for a population the size of British Columbia – or 500 patients scans – from a six-hour run on a common brand of medical cyclotrons.