Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 2, No. 8        September 2004

NEO Program Receives FISPE Grant
UAMS and UNM's Nuclear Education Online program
was awarded a coveted Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Award.  This is a very competitive and prestigious award, which is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education.  The $440,861 grant will run three years, and will assist in the expansion of the NEO program into nuclear cardiology and PET education.  NEO will also serve as an educational model for specialized fields of study.  For more information...
Nuclear Education Faculty Position
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is searching for a new faculty member to serve as project manager for the expansion of the NEO program.  This is a great career opportunity!  For more information...
Imaging Source Consortium
Berlex, Bracco Diagnostics, E-Z-EM, and PETNet Solutions have formed Imaging Choice Consortium, an alliance aimed at providing customers with a range of imaging contrast agents in one purchasing portfolio.  For more information...
Nuclear Medicine Week
Don't forget that October 3-9, 2004 is designated as Nuclear Medicine Week.  Celebrate the many advances that have, over the years, transformed what was once deemed 'UnClear' medicine into today's 'NuClear' medicine.

Sept. 30-Oct 2 ASNC Annual Meeting, Clearwater, FL
Oct. 2 Board Certification Examination
Oct. 3-9 Nuclear Medicine Week
Oct. 8-10 Missouri Valley Chapter SNM, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Oct. 15 Deadline for voting in APhA Elections
Oct. 16 Deadline for APhA Poster Abstracts
Oct. 22-24 Northeast Regional Meeting, SNM,     Stanford, CT
April 1-5 APhA 2005 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL


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Radiation Hormesis?

It is a general belief that low doses of ionizing radiation produce detrimental effects proportional to the effects produced by high-level radiation. Over the past decades, however, some pioneer scientists have reported that low-dose ionizing radiation is not only a harmless agent but often has a beneficial or hormetic effect. the body responds to radiation by activating repair mechanisms. Supposedly, the activation of these repair mechanisms causes us to become more effective in dealing with the consequences of free radicals.   [Luckey T. D., Radiation Hormesis, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1991.]

A 56 year old woman with a history of breast cancer treated with the SWOG chemotherapy regimen and tamoxifen is evaluated for disease recurrence. Continued....




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