2008 News Archive

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RSNA 2008 – Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associates – a consortium of U of Arkansas, U of Missouri & St. Louis University are developing an on-line masters degree program for nuclear medicine professionals.

Vitamin D – Protective Agent for Low Level Radiation?? – Could milk and/or exposure to sunlight provide a mechanism for protection from sublethal radiation injury via Vitamin D production?

PET Images Prostate Ca Spread at Cellular Level – Researchers at UCLA have used a virus to aid in imaging the spread of Prostate Ca at the cellular level.

NRC’s ACUMI Announces 12/18 Agenda – F-18 Medical Events and NeoVista’s “EpiRad90” opthalmic therapy system will be reviewed in a teleconference on 12/18.

Cataracts Possible at Much Lower Doses ?? – A 9/15/08 published report in the American Journal of Epidemiology notes a possible link to cataracts from a lens dose of 28.1 mSv (2.81 rads).

Covidien’s Generic “Cardiolite” gets FDA Approval  – Covidien has announced that its’ generic version of Cardiolite has been given FDA approval.

NRC – Medical Event – NRC has proposed changes to the definition of a Medical Event. Comment period has been extended to 11/1/08.

NRC’s Medical Advisory Committee Agenda – The ACMUI advisory committee has published an agenda for it’s October 27-28,2008 meeting.

AMIC Plans Radionuclide Production in USA – Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation (AMIC) plans via a consortium to produce within the USA 13 different radionuclides for medical & research applications.

ImageGently – Pediatric CT Doses – The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging held a vendor conference on August 20 in Cincinnati to lower pediatric CT doses.

NRC – Medical Event – NRC has proposed changes to the definition of a Medical Event. Comment period has been extended to 11/1/08.

SNM Submits FAQ’s for USP <797> – Two SNM authors give their opinions on general & specific FAQ’s concerning USP.

“UltraTag” Exemption from USP <797> Sought – SNM has written to the USP seeking an exemption for in vitro labeled Tc-99m RBC’s as immediate use CSP’s.