185 sources of iodine-131 delivered to cancer clinics in the Urals

During 2021, UNILOAD LLC organized air shipment of radioactive sources from Moscow to Yekaterinburg on regular basis. A key feature of these shipments was the short half-life of the isotope iodine-131 - about 8 days. Radioactive sources based on iodine-131 are used in cancer clinics of the Ural region.
Iodine-131 as well as several other radioactive isotopes of iodine, are used in medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of certain thyroid diseases. The isotope is used for diagnostics of the spread of the disease and neuroblastoma radiation therapy.
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