Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 4, No. 2              April 2006

Eastern Isotopes Changes Name to IBA Molecular
Ion Beam Applications' U.S. subsidiary, Eastern Isotopes, announced a name change to IBA Molecular.  IBA Molecular has a distribution network of PET isotopes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and IBA cyclotron sales.  To view the press release...
 
Media Fill Simulation Exercise
The APhA Section on Nuclear Pharmacy Practice is presently developing a standardized media fill simulation exercise for <797> compliance that is designed for nuclear pharmacy. The current drafts of the project documents are now posted to the "Resources" section of Nuclear e-Community on www.pharmacist.com (member login).  The 3 documents are comprised of 1) procedure, 2) job aid and 3) data collection record. Please send your comments on these draft documents to Rich Nickel.
 
Neoprobe submits Lymphoseek to FDA
Neoprobe has submitted clinical and preclinical results on Lymphoseek (TM), a radiopharmaceutical intended to be used as a lymphatic tissue targeting agent in biopsy procedures for the detection of lymph nodes in breast and melanoma cancers.  Neoprobe hopes to begin Phase II testing following FDA approval.  For more information....
 
Potential NRC Regs on Accelerator/Cyclotron Products
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 granted the NRC regulatory authority over naturally occurring and accelerator produced radioactive material (NARM). The NRC released the proposed draft NARM rule package submitted to the Commissioners for review in an effort to give the public extended notification. The content of the proposed rule may be changed by the Commission before publication.
 For more information....
Election Results
Congratulations to Jeff Norenberg for being elected Vice-President elect of the Radiopharmaceuticals Sciences Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.  Jeff is an Associate Professor at the Univ. of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies.  It will be good to have pharmacy represented on this council.

May 5-6 PET-CT Imaging 2006 Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 12-14 14th Annual Cardiac SPECT, PET, and CT Symposium and Workshop
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 3-7 SNM Annual Meeting, San Diego
Aug 30-Sept 2 Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Sept 15-17 Southeastern Chapter of the SNM - 47th Annual Meeting
Walt Disney World, Florida
March 16-19, 2007 2007 APhA Meeting in Atlanta, GA
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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the April 26, 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.  The explosion released 400 times more  radiation than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.  At least 31 people died as result of trying to contain the fire and thousands have been diagnosed with  cancer.  This type of nuclear power plant does not exist in the U.S.  For more information about Chernobyl see the United Nations website.

 

Online Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Training  Learn more

How much experience with nuclear pharmacy did you have prior to taking a job?

Click here to view the online poll

Response to the previous poll:  Is Department of Transportation (DOT) training available for your customers (nuclear medicine technologists)?

Yes, provided by hospital or clinic   16%
Yes, provided by pharmacy 0%
No, a training program would be beneficial 84%

A 43 year old woman was being followed for Cushing's Syndrome when a lung mass was seen on CT.  An OctreoScan study was ordered for evaluation of the mass.  Continued

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