Nuclear medicine

Medical Isotope Production in Australia - March 2016

Medical Isotope Production in Australia March 2016

This report is the latest version of the previously posted report entitled Medical Isotope Production in Australia - January 2016 

Medical Isotope Production in Australia - should we be using nuclear reactor or cyclotron based technology?

This newly produced fact sheet sets out the case for producing medical isotopes in cyclotrons instead of nuclear reactors. Click here to read in full.

Medical Isotope Production in Australia - should we be using nuclear reactor or cyclotron based technology?

A new fact sheet examining whether Australia should be producing medical isotopes in nuclear reactor or cyclotrons.

MAPW Media Release: Radioactive Waste dump Bill, May 2011

MAPW has called on the Government to withdraw the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, and to conduct an Inquiry into nuclear medicine and nuclear medicine waste disposal, in a Media Release entitled "Doctors seek second opinion on radioactive waste laws".

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Doctors seek second opinion on radioactive waste laws

MAPW today called on the Government to withdraw the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill which is listed for debate in the Senate. If passed the legislation would see Muckaty, 120km north of Tennant Creek, as the only site initially assessed for a radioactive waste dump.

Joint statement on Nuclear Medicine in Australia

This 2-page statement has been developed by the NT Branch of MAPW and partners. It asks for an inquiry into radioisotope production and nuclear medicine waste disposal prior to the construction of any radioactive waste dump in Australia.

MAPW National Newsletter Autumn 2011

MAPW newsletter as mailed to members. This edition has feature articles on radiation hazards, and on the health risks created by the nuclear reactor crises at Fukushima, and 25 years ago at Chernobyl. 8-page A4. April 2011. 

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Doctors explode Ferguson's nuclear myths: MAPW media release

MAPW media release stating that the argument Australia needs a radioactive dump in the NT to continue supply of nuclear medicine is “malignant”, and deploring the use of this argument by politicians to mislead the public during the parliamentary debate on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill.

Doctors explode Ferguson's nuclear myths

The argument we need a radioactive dump in the NT to continue supply of nuclear medicine is described as “malignant” in a MAPW media release.

The National Radioactive Waste Management Bill is currently being debated in federal parliament. If passed, this legislation would see Muckaty, 120km north of Tennant Creek, as the only site initially assessed for a radioactive waste dump.

Nuclear medicine explained in MAPW myth-busting fact sheets

A new MAPW fact sheet published today, describes in simple language how what nuclear medicine is, and how it is used for diagnosis and treatment.It also explains what is NOT nuclear medicine (it does not include x-rays, or CT scans, for example).

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