Amertech II technetium generator:- production model, not loaded with radioactive material. Made in 1993 by Amersham International Plc.
Radioactive isotopes are used for a number of nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures. These include radio-imaging to detect carcinomas and tumours. A technetium generator extracts a radioactive isotope – in this case Technetium-99m (99mTc). This is used in diagnostic investigations. But as 99mTc has a half-life of only six hours, it has to be produced just before it is injected into a patient.
The ‘Amertech II’ technetium generator is made by pharmaceutical company Amersham International. It specialises in medical diagnostics and life science products. The production model (998-635) on the left has a handle to easily transport the unit. It is shown with a demonstration model on the right (1998-636), which has a transparent outer case to show the internal parts.
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overall (estimate): 250 x 250 x 250 mm
- technetium generator
- Amersham International plc
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