Nuclear medicine experts warn of more shortages

Supply issues will become more frequent unless the facility undergoes an urgent and expensive upgrade, says Associate Professor Geoff Currie

A national shortage of the most widely used radioisotope means thousands of patients are facing delays to diagnostic tests.

Professor Geoff Currie
Professor Geoff Currie.

The situation is due to a malfunction at the country’s sole nuclear facility the latest in a long line of incidents at the plant.

Now, nuclear medicine experts are warning shortages will become more frequent