Keywords: Absorbed dose, Cobalt-60
, Gamma radiations, Phantoms, Ion chamber.
A November 2015 draft report found that the radioactive cores of the material, when new, 'contained about nine grams of pure cobalt-60
with a potency of more than 10,000 curies, a standard measure of radioactivity.
To guard against this, doctors routinely irradiate donated blood either with x-rays or gamma rays sourced from cobalt-60
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 truck was transporting a cobalt-60
teletherapy source from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage centre when it was stolen in Tepojaco near Mexico City, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
Recycled steel contaminated with cobalt-60
was accidentally used in the construction materials.
The cuts also include radiation oncology care and hospital outpatient payments for radiosurgery involving multi-sourced cobalt-60
A foreign supplier mistakenly used small quantities of radioactive Cobalt-60
in making certain stainless steel pet food bowls for Petco, the company says.
They are gamma-irradiated with Cobalt-60
to a sterility assurance level of 10-6 in accordance with procedures outlined in Standard AAMI/ISO 11137-Method 1.
International Isotopes Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS), a company that manufactures a full range of nuclear medicine calibration and reference standards, a variety of cobalt-60
products, and provides a wide selection of radioisotopes and radiochemicals for medical devices, calibration, clinical research, and industrial applications, has reported its financial results for 2011.
Robots removed a pencil-sized sliver of cobalt-60
, likely from an improperly discarded medical device, but only after dozens of people were exposed.
It turns out Roman's vehicle was transporting cobalt-60
, a key component of dirty bombs.
One person had died and 11 suffered various complications in April owing to exposure to radioactive material Cobalt-60
in the scrap market during the dismantling of a gamma irradiator brought from Delhi University.