Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 1, No. 10       November 2003

APhA Section Award Winners
Congratulations to following colleagues for their recognition of  achievement and service to our profession.  APhA-APPM Merit Award:  Joe Hung, PhD, APhA Fellow: Laura Ponto, PhD, William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy:  Rodney Ice, PhD.  They will receive their awards at the APhA meeting in Seattle next March.
Introduction to Nuclear Pharmacy Course
NEO is developing an online introductory course for pharmacy students.  Local instructors or facilitators can utilize the course materials with slides, notes, review questions, exams, discussion boards, reference library, etc.  If you are interested in using these materials to teach a nuclear pharmacy course at your local college of pharmacy please contact NEO for more information. 
SPECT/CT Imaging Coming to Nuclear Medicine
SPECT images focus on metabolic abnormalities that are present earlier than the anatomical changes otherwise seen with CT alone.  Registering both images for a complete pathology picture in a single exam, the SPECT/CT camera helps physicians eliminate guesswork and enables them to plan better patient treatment. For more information...

Happy Thanksgiving!  Test your turkey trivia.

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Jan. 19-23 International Symposium of Nuclear Medicine, Brazil
Jan. 24 Cardiac PET, Chandler, AZ
Feb 7-8 SNM Mid-Winter, Anaheim, CA
Feb. 26 2004 Annual Midwinter Meeting, Oakland, CA
March 26-30, 2004 APhA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA


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During World War II, John Lawrence and his colleagues used radioisotopes to help pilots deal with the consequences of high-altitude flying. Pressurized cabins did not exist at that point. Donner Lab researchers used radioisotopes of inert gases to study decompression sickness and other maladies. These tracer studies made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the circulation and diffusion of gases. This research led to the development by the laboratory's Cornelius Tobias of aircraft oxygen measurement equipment. As a result of this work, an automatic parachute-opener was developed.

A 55 year old woman presented to the ER with shortness of breath on exertion which progressed to shortness of breath at rest.  Continued....

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