DOE Isotope Program Highlights
Everyday, doctors use medical isotopes to diagnose and treat various illnesses, including cancer.
Tennessine is an extremely rare element. Only a few dozen atoms of it have ever been produced. The tale of how the first atoms of Tennessine were created is complicated.
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) recognized nuclear researcher, Julie Ezold of the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at its annual Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo.
The New York Hall of Science unveiled a 3-D version of the periodic table of elements in honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table.
Every day, 40,000 patients undergo diagnostic scans using radioactive isotopes in the U.S. to help detect cancer and other diseases.
Gert Patello is a senior project manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She oversees PNNL’s Isotope Program and serves as the main programmatic interface for PNNL with the DOE Office of Science Nuclear Physics Isotope Program
Men with prostate cancer that has spread to their bones can get some relief from a radioactive isotope of radium.
Radiation is a double-edged sword. While ionizing radiation—the kind that knocks electrons off atoms— can cause cancer or even death, it can also save lives.
Stable isotopes require expert handling before they go to end users.
Recycled medical devices, diverted from going to a special landfill, supply the key ingredient in a drug that treats prostate cancer.