Scans rationed after facility shuts down

NSW nuclear medicine plant halts production of a radioisotope used in about 80% of scans

Doctors face rationing important diagnostic medical scans for cancers, lung disease and musculoskeletal conditions after a major mechanical fault hit production at Australia’s nuclear medicine facility.
 
The facility at Lucas Heights in NSW manufactures about 10,500 patient doses of nuclear medicine a week, supplying some 250 hospitals and medical practices across Australia and New Zealand.

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ANSTO workers at the

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