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Radioisotopes and Radiotracers

Radioactive isotopes are widely used in basic and applied science and engineering, most notably as environmental and industrial tracers, and for medical imaging procedures.

The McMaster Nuclear Reactor is well-suited to radioisotope production due to its reasonably high neutron flux and open-pool design, which facilitates the loading and removal of irradiation targets from the reactor core. NO&F is capable of producing a wide variety of radioisotopes for medical, research, and technical applications.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding these radioisotopes or others not listed.

Dispensing dates for Lu-177 and F-18 will be posted shortly.

Periodic table of elements. Radioisotopes that have been produced at McMaster include NA, K, CS, BA, SR, SC, Y, ZR, CR, MN, FE, CO, CU, ZN, MO, TC, CD, W, RE, IR, AU, F, SI, P, GA, AS, SE, BR, IN, SB, I, TL, LA, CE, PR, PM, SM, GD, TB, HO, TM, YB, LU, PA.