DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF Mo-99 AND Ac-225 USING COMMERCIAL PWR AND FAST EXPERIMENTAL REACTOR JOYO IN JAPAN
The production technology of medical radioisotopes (RI) using existing nuclear fission reactors has been studied to improve/achieve their domestic preparedness in Japan. The target nuclides currently considered in our project are Mo/Tc which is the most commonly used ones in medical diagnosis and Ac-225 which is recently known as effective alpha emitting nuclide for targeted alpha-particle therapy. Existing fission reactors, PWRs and Joyo in Japan, have potentials to work as excellent facilities for medical isotope production, as by-products of heat/electricity generation without consuming electricity and needs for new plant construction.
Targeted Alpha Therapy, Ac-225, No-99, Tc-99m, Fission Reactor, (n,g), (n2n), PWR, Fast Experimental Reactor "Joyo"