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Isotope Math

March 31, 2010 has a short article about the shortage of isotopes for medical imaging.  After reading it, I have a question for the Saskatoon Health Region.

For almost a year, the region has received 65% of their usual supply of isotopes (11 curies/17 curies per month).

They say that they are only behind by 200 procedures so they’ve completed 98.5% of procedures.

What in the hell were they doing with all of the extra isotopes?

Seriously.  They should be behind by 4500 procedures based on the isotope shortage.

Follow up questions:  Are doctors ordering fewer tests?  Are they only ordering necessary tests?  Were a lot of unnecessary tests ordered before?

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