Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 1, No. 7              August 2003

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The Nuclear Education Online program offers a resource library to its students.  This library is now available to the general public on a subscription basis. Many valuable resources are included.    For more information....
Cytogen Reacquires Quadramet Rights
Cytogen has reacquired the U.S. marketing rights for Quadramet for bone pain palliation.  In 1998 Cytogen granted a license to Berlex, a division of Schering, to sell the product.  Schering will continue to market Quadramet in Europe.          For more information....
PET Centers Profitable After 700 Scans
A recent study in the American Journal of Roentgenology found that PET centers can typically break even or make money by performing at least two PET scans per day or approximately 700 scans per year. For more information...
International Isotopes Launches Lutetium-177
Idaho Falls, ID based International Isotopes recently announced that they will make Lutetium-177 commercially available.  Lu-177 (b-emitter, T1/2= 6.75d) is currently being investigated in more than 30 different clinical applications including treatment of colon cancer, metastatic bone cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and lung cancer.  International Isotopes Inc. is obtaining its Lutetium-177 through an agreement put in place with the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR).       For more information....

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Sept. 4-9 International Pharmaceutical Federation Meeting in Sydney, Australia
Sept. 11-14 ASNC American Society of Nuclear Cardiology; Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 12-14 Missouri Valley Chapter Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
Sept. 15 Deadline for APhA Award Nominations
Sept. 12-14 Missouri Valley Chapter Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
Sept. 19 Deadline to vote for APhA Officers, vote online at
Sept. 26-27 Mid-Eastern Chapter SNM, Ocean City, MD
Oct. 2-3 Eastern Great Lakes Chapter SNM
Oct. 2-5 28th Western Regional SNM Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 5-11 Nuclear Medicine Week
Oct. 16 Deadline for APhA abstract submission
March 26-30, 2004 APhA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA

Food contains a variety of different types and amounts of naturally occurring radioactive materials.

Although the relatively small quantities of food in the home contain too little radioactivity for the latter to be readily detectable, bulk shipments of food have been known to set off the alarms of radiation monitors at border crossings. One exception would be low-sodium salt substitutes that often contain enough potassium-40 to double the background count rate of a radiation detector.

A 48 year old woman presented with hypertension and chest pain.  A radionuclide stress test was ordered for evaluation of possible myocardial ischemia.   Continued....

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