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|Technetium generator. (External Sample)|
A lead-shielded cylinder containing molybdenum-99, which decays into technetium-99m. When the technetium is needed, sterile saline solution is injected into the top of this device, also known as a moly cow, washing some of the technetium into a waiting vial underneath. Museum's listing of this item.
Location: Oak Ridge Health Physics Museum
Photographed: 15 April, 2009
Text Updated: 15 April, 2009