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Helium shortage threatens MRI future

Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 02:42

Sept. 6 - Experts warn that helium supplies could run out by 2020, affecting more than just the party balloon.

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Squeaky . Voices and nineteen civilians a lot of nice to -- thanks to eight -- gas PM. But in fact the depleting natural resource Liquid helium is essential to cool the superconducting magnets used in MRI -- So that means that the availability of extricated him is critical to ensuring that MRI continues to be that distillate underground in Texas and neighboring states central's the argument AB helium is how to stockpile is being used. Under federal -- in 1996. He and is being sold from the Texans still -- Squeaky . Voices and nineteen civilians a lot of nice to -- thanks to eight -- gas PM. But in fact the depleting natural resource is essential in medicine and technology. Like MRI scan is in hospitals and the production of fiber optic cables. Six predictions that resets will run out by 20/20. Picks have repercussions -- grace has -- initially thought. -- Saunders is professor of physics at royal Holloway university. Liquid helium is essential to cool the superconducting magnets used in MRI -- So that means that the availability of extricated him is critical to ensuring that MRI continues to be available to patients. Concerned that he and supplies -- being raped in a report published by the National Research Council. The study -- pays his attitude changes to US government policy. But the price and a managing economies such as India and China while the month that he and is also increasing. He painful is extremely rat the -- any Solis is natural gas which we extract from the -- the fuel. Access PM newscast has to be -- and refined. The United States that you sit around three quarters of all he and and you sit around half of states. Nice -- that distillate underground in Texas and neighboring states central's the argument AB helium is how to stockpile is being used. Under federal -- in 1996. He and is being sold from the Texans still -- knock -- price fifty US government agencies. The court the gas is so cheap it's just not economical for companies to recycle it the NRC suggest that he and stockpiles in Texas should become a last resort. And the while chipped it to developing news that's in -- Algeria and Russia. But professor -- says the -- also say to recycle the path. The analyses protection features to mom's office supply should meet a month until about 20/20. What should happen -- kind of happened to dramatically improved the situation. Is. That old uses opinion should be recycling that opinion just as we do here in this. -- NASA and the Department of Defense he's 25%. Of the US is he and to team rocket and get rid of explains to feel. But they think we use any of the feel -- that suggested the price of heating would need to rise dramatically. This will send the cost of a -- in three they've raised. The big vacancy and is like NASA might be persuaded to staunchly -- it. Here is -- and breaches.

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Helium shortage threatens MRI future

Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 02:42