Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 1, No. 3               April  2003

APhA Annual Meeting Highlights
Nuclear pharmacists converged on New Orleans for good food, fellowship, and continuing education. Jim Ponto (left) shows off his new ring as the recipient of the Daniel B. Smith Award   For more information and photos...
 
New Section Officers Needed
Serving as a Nuclear Section Officer is a great experience.  If you are interested in running for Chair Elect or New Practitioner (graduated after 3/99), you can find the requirements and election information at www.aphanet.org Due to budget restraints there will only be one member-at-large position, which will be elected next year.  Deadline for submitting your application is April 25th.
 
Availability of Silica Acid QC Strips
Pall Life Sciences announced the discontinuation of  ITLC Silica Acid media, product number 51432. An alternative supplier of the ITLC-SA product is Varian, Inc. (800-854-0277). The Varian product is available as 4.5 x 12 inch sheets in boxes of 50 sheets.

 

DOE Records Oral Histories
The Department of Energy has recorded oral histories about the early work on human radiation experiments.  Interviews with physicians and scientists reveal the early days of nuclear medicine.  To read these histories visit the DOE website...
 

April 25 Deadline for submitting name for APhA Officer Elections.
April 26-27 Pacific Northwest Chapter, SNM, Portland, OR
May 1 SNM Reimbursement Seminar, Ruston, VA
May 2-4 Mid-Eastern Chapter, SNM, Reston, VA
May 2-4 Central Chapter, Detroit, MI
May 14-16 Emerging Trends in Radioimmunotherapy, Cardiology, and PET, Chicago
May 16-17 2003 PET Imaging in Clinical Practice, Lake Buena Vista, FL
June 21-25 SNM 50th Annual Meeting, New Orleans

Molybdenum was discovered by P.J. Hjelm in 1781 in Uppsala, Sweden.  The main source of this element is the ore molybdenite.  Mo is a valuable alloying agent, as it contributes to the hardness of toughness of steel and is a catalyst in the refining of petroleum.  Although toxic in anything other than small quantities, Mo is an essential element for animals and plants.  If soil lacks Mo the land is barren.  Leguminous plants use the nitrogen-fixing enzyme nitrogenase, which contains molybdenum.

The Mo-99 isotope is not naturally occurring in nature.  But is an essential element in nuclear medicine.



A 68 year old man presented to the emergency room with the chief complaint of "feeling bad".  His wife states that there is a foul odor coming from his foot ulcer.  Continued....

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