Vantage Organized Successfully Transporting Shipments of Radioactive Sources for Disease Treatment

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Vantage Organized Successfully Transporting Shipments of Radioactive Sources for Disease Treatment

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24/06/2022

Radiation therapy is a method of using high-energy ionizing radiation such as electromagnetic waves (X-rays, gamma rays...) or atomic particles (electrons, neutrons...) to destroy diseased cells and tissues, proved as an effect and safe method of disease treatment, especially cancers.


Application of radioactive sources in the treatment of diseases (Source: Internet)

However, radioactive sources are also a dangerous material, depending on the dose of exposure, it can cause death or cancer of the skin, lung, blood, thyroid, prostate gland, etc., so the transportation, storage and usage of this material must ensure extremely strict safety conditions.

Radioactive sources are effective in treating diseases, but it is also highly dangerous materials (Source: Internet

When receiving a shipment of 25kgs of radioactive Iridium 192 (IR-192), Vantage made a detailed plan, worked closely with the parties, to ensure safety, and had a detailed response plan for possible incidents that may occur in transit, including all stages from before receiving goods abroad, through to the stages of customs clearance, airport delivery, road transport, delivery to designated destination.

Therefore, although the shipment was transported to Tan Son Nhat airport on the weekend at 2:49 on Saturday, June 4, 2022, the shipment was cleared and delivered to the designated hospital on at 10:05 Sunday, June 5, 2022 in absolute safety.


Shipment of radioactive sources IR-192 at Tan Son Nhat airport

 

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