Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 3, No. 3          May 2005

New Section Officers Needed
The APhA Section on Nuclear Pharmacy Practice will be electing  members to serve as Chair Elect and New Practitioner officers during 2006-2008.  The deadline for applications is June 1, 2005.  It is a great professional experience.  For more information and application form...
Loss for Nuclear Pharmacy Community
Ashok Dhar (58), Senior Director of Quality and Regulatory Management at CTI Molecular Imaging/ PETNet, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2005.  Ashok was known for his expertise in nuclear regulatory issues and was widely published in the area of personal dosimetry. He will be missed by his many colleagues at CTI/PETNet, Mallinckrodt, and across the nuclear pharmacy community. He is survived by his parents, wife, and two sons.
Contacting Legislators Paying Off - Senate Work Needed
President Bush's FY06 budget drastically cut DOE funding for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine programs.  Nuclear Medicine professionals sent thousands of emails to their legislators and the House Appropriations Committee has heard the nuclear medicine community loud and clear, and has included $35 million for the Medical Applications and Measurement Science Program in their appropriations language. Now, we must turn our focus to the Senate side of Capitol Hill before the Senate Appropriations Committee finalizes their DOE appropriations.  Please contact your senator now.  The SNM online legislative action center makes this an easy process.
Offshore Teleradiology Stirs Debate
Rep. Markey and Senator Clinton have introduced the legislation "Safeguarding Americans from Exporting Identification Data" (Safe ID) that would require patients be notified whenever offshore teleradiology services were used.  Some argue that this would hurt healthcare where there is a shortage of radiologists while critics of offshore services say that diagnostic quality, liability and patient privacy are at risk.  For more information....

June 1 Deadline for Nuclear Section Officer Applications
June 3-5 Images to Outcomes: Cardiovascular Imaging, Lake Ozark, MO
June 7-11 Brain '05 & Brain PET '05, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 18-22 Society of Nuclear Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 24-28 The 16th International Symposium on
Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
, Iowa City
July 2-6 19th Annual Nuclear Medicine Update, Hilton Head, SC
July 23-24 Viva Las Vegas 2005, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 7-10 Fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging, Cologne, Germany
Sept 29- Oct 2 30th Annual Western Regional SNM Meeting, Copper Mountain, Colorado
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Arthur Holly Compton
Compton Scatter is an important concept in nuclear medicine physics.  It is an interaction in which an incident gamma photon loses enough energy to an orbital electron to cause its ejection, with the remainder of the original photon's energy being emitted as a new, lower energy gamma photon with an emission direction different from that of the incident gamma photon.  Arthur Compton discovered this effect and was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his work in 1927.  See the History of X-rays.

A 58-year-old white man with a history of hypertension for seven years, dyslipidemia, not on any meds, who presents to the ER with complaints of sudden onset of shortness of breath last night while watching TV.   Continued....

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