What is the process to produce Tc-99m?

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What is the process to produce Tc-99m?

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The production of Tc-99m begins with the fission of the isotope Uranium-235, which produces radioactive Molybdenum-99. Molybdenum-99 is further processed and refined and shipped to a distributor, who puts the substance into a container, called a generator, for sale and shipment to hospitals and radiopharmacies. The Tc-99m is derived from the Molybdenum-99 generator into a saline solution, which is injected into or inhaled by the patient before a diagnostic scan.

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