cobalt-60


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co·balt-60

(kō′bôlt-sĭk′stē)
n.
A radioactive isotope of cobalt with mass number 60 and exceptionally intense gamma-ray activity, used in radiotherapy, metallurgy, and materials testing.
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Such type of Cobalt-60 is supplied in a limited number of nuclear reactors and it is utilized in treatment of radiation-based cancer and other diseases in Canada and across the globe.
In 2014, a Sterigenics affiliate acquired Nordion, a provider of cobalt-60, an isotope that produces gamma radiation and is a critical component of the gamma sterilization process, creating the only vertically integrated sterilization services company in the world.
These centers are well equipped with the most modern machines like Linear Accelerators, Gamma Cameras, Cobalt-60 Machine, CT Scanner, Treatment Planning System, Brachytherapy and facilities for chemotherapy and indoor patients.
manufactures a full range of nuclear medicine calibration and reference standards, a variety of cobalt-60 products, provides a wide selection of radioisotopes and radiochemicals for medical devices, calibration, clinical research, and industrial applications, and provides radiological services including source installation/removal, and decommissioning various radiation units on a contract basis to clients.
This Global Report 2015 is a result of industry experts' diligent work on researching the world market of cobalt-60.
Cobalt-60 and manganese-54 both also struck record-high figures.
Nuclear vice A shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 has been safely recovered in Mexico after thieves stole a truck transporting it.
A capsule containing radioactive cobalt-60 that was removed from the device was found abandoned on a field about one kilometer (0.
MEXICO CITY -- Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state.
According to the report, Mexican authorities told the IAEA that the truck, which was transporting cobalt-60 from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center, was stolen Monday in Tepojaco, near Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY (CyHAN)- A stolen container carrying radioactive cobalt-60 was found near the capital city Wednesday, two days after it was reported missing, authorities said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said the truck was carrying cobalt-60, used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer.