Medicine - Canadian Nuclear Association



Advanced medical imaging techniques, such as positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, detect and visualize cancers and other defects with life-saving precision. These techniques wouldn’t be possible without a robust supply of radioisotopes, of which nearly 30% of global supply is made in Canadian nuclear reactors.


Radiation therapy is a non-invasive method of cancer treatment that is a popular because of its high effectiveness and limited side effects. This technique is made possible by strong radioactive sources such as cobalt-60 and iodine-131, which are made in Canadian nuclear reactors.