Technetium

What is Technetium?

Technetium meaning A silvery-grey metallic element, artificially produced by bombardment of molybdenum by deuterons: used to inhibit corrosion in steel. The radioisotope technetium (Tc99m), with a half-life of six hours, is used in radiotherapy.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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