The DOE Isotope Program is pleased to announce that thorium-228 is in routine production and is ready for purchase.
Produced at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, thorium-228 is used to make radium-224/lead-212 generators. These generators allow the radium-224 extracted from thorium-228 to decay over time and produce lead-212 and bismuth-212 for research on targeted alpha therapy, including metastatic skin cancers and neuroendocrine tumors with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.
For more information on the production of thorium-228 read the article on ORNL.gov.
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