Medical Isotopes

Nordion is a world leader in providing medical isotopes, benefiting the lives of millions of people around the world. For over 30 years, we've led the way in the innovation of medical isotope processing, packaging, and delivery to ensure that the critical components of the diagnostic procedures relied upon by patients and medical professionals are always there.

Nordion offers a breadth of isotopes and to the industry represents a trusted partner and source, satisfying the growing demand for the innovative physiological tests that only medical imaging can provide—and no other modality can replace.

Using our world-class expertise and capabilities, Nordion also offers services for radiopharmaceutical development, and clinical and commercial manufacturing.

  Application Indication
  Cardiology Oncology Neurology Research Diagnostic Therapeutic
  Medical Isotopes for Cardiology Medical Isotopes for Oncology Medical Isotopes for Neurology Medical Isotopes for Research Medical Isotopes for Diagnostic Medical Isotopes for Therapeutic
Iodine-123 (Solution)
Iodine-123 (Dry)
Iodine I-123 (Oral Solution)          

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Nordion offers a variety of packaging options for its medical isotopes. All Nordion transport containers conform to regulations specified by relevant international and domestic regulatory authorities. Where possible, shipments are made in non-returnable disposable transport containers. For larger quantities, returnable transport containers are sometimes used.


Nordion's highly sophisticated and responsive distribution system is world renowned. Our unique order management system and carefully planned transportation logistics ensure that products reach their destination on time, usually in less than 24 hours.


The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) require that, prior to release of radioactive shipments, Nordion must verify that purchasers of radioactive materials, regardless of their location in the world, possess all authorization permitting them to possess the quantities of radioactive materials being shipped.

Customs Clearance

Medical isotopes enter the United States duty-free and Nordion routinely arranges clearance through U.S. Customs for goods shipped from Canada. Please note for shipments outside of the U.S. and Canada, the purchaser is responsible for the clearance of shipments consigned to them.