Nuclear medicine – Marnix Lam

We asked Marnix Lam, head of Nuclear Medicine at UMC Utrecht and professor of Nuclear Medicine, his view on PALLAS.

‘The arrival of the PALLAS-reactor is extremely important. Its importance is heavily underestimated by the Dutch public.

In recent years, as nuclear physicians, we have been working with more and more radioactive substances. The number of different possibilities offered by radioactive medicines has increased enormously. It is therefore logical that the supply of medical isotopes is crucial. And for that you need a reactor. Especially when you realize that the demand for medical isotopes will only increase in the coming years.’