Online Courses for Cardiologists &
- NEO is proud to announce that
authorized user training is now available online for
cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and radiology residents.
NEO has trained over 240 authorized users since beginning the
program in 2001. With the assistance of a U.S. Department
of Education FIPSE grant they have been able to expand their
curriculum to offer physician training.
For more information...
- Bedside Test to Rule Out PE
in Low-Risk Patients
- The d-dimer assay can be
performed at the bedside to rule out pulmonary embolism. Using
a drop of patient's blood with the test reagents indicated
whether further imaging tests were warranted, including VQ
or CT imaging.
- Based on the study of 2,302
patients they found that patients considered low risk with
negative d-dimer test only had a 0.7% posttest prevalence of PE.
This test is not as accurate for patients with a moderate or
high risk of PE.
For more information....
- Tracking Diabetes Progression
- Research at Columbia University
has revealed that PET imaging with DTBZ can quantify insulin
producing beta cells in the pancreas of rats. Human
studies will begin soon that potentially allow detailed
evaluations for people at high risk for developing diabetes and
monitoring of disease progression and response to therapy.
For more information...
- Deadline for 2006 BCNP Exam
- The August 1 deadline is
approaching to register for the next Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty
Certification exam. The exam will be given in 20 cities
across the U.S. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. The cost of the
board certification process is $600 and online registration is
available at www.bpsweb.org.
There are currently 463 board certified nuclear pharmacists
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Depleted uranium (DU)
is uranium metal whose isotopic composition has been
changed by removal of the U-235 and U-234 and is
less radioactive than natural uranium. It is
used for shielding in nuclear medicine because it is
60% more dense than lead. It is also used as a
stabilizer in boats and yacht keels. DU is
also for military purposes including armor
penetrating bullets, munitions, and tank armor
plates. While not a radiation hazard, DU
is an internal chemical hazard as inhaled
aerosolized particles in the use of explosives.
There is controversy regarding its use and health
effects. The government has a DU Medical
Follow-up program for gulf war veterans, but only
minor health programs have been observed with high
levels of exposure. For additional
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Here is an interactive question to test
your recall and knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals.
A 52 year old man presents with chest
pain. He has a history of hypertension and congestive heart
failure. He is non-compliant with his medication therapy.