Video/animation icon  Medical Actinium Therapeutic Treatment (MATT) Benefits

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Description: This video demonstrates how Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers are increasing world supplies of Bismuth 213 to help with cancer treatments. Medical Actinium for Therapeutic Treatment (MATT) technology was developed at INL to resolve the critical supply problem. Through the MATT process, nuclear materials at the INL that would otherwise be destined for disposal become a valuable source of medical isotope for cancer treatment trials and therapy. The innovation of MATT technology is its ability to separate a tiny amount of actinium (Ac)-225, an astonishing 1 part per 165 billion, from metric tons of original source material.
Keywords: cancer • actinium • bismuth • isoptopes • recovery • reactor • radioactive • a-particle • MATT • fuel • medical • video
Categories: Materials
Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Applications > Biomedical
Created by: Idaho National Laboratory
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Date created: 15 November 2006
Date added: 23 March 2011
Resource ID: 3497