radiopharmacist

radiopharmacist

[-fär′məsist]
a person responsible for formulating and dispensing prescribed radioactive tracers and for the clinical aspects of radiopharmacy. Radiopharmacists are required to receive training in radioactive tracer techniques, the safe handling of radioactive materials, the preparation and quality control of drugs for administration to humans, and the basic principles of nuclear medicine. Some states require that radioactive drugs be dispensed by licensed pharmacists only. Others recognize radiopharmaceutic specialists who are not necessarily graduates of a school of pharmacy.
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Half of his core staff, including radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiotherapists as well as a radiopharmacist, a nuclear medicine physician and nuclear medicine technologists have participated in IAEA fellowships and trainings in hospitals in the region and in Europe.
For example, a person with an IRC code might have career interests similar to those of a nuclear-fuels research engineer, a radiopharmacist, an aeronautical drafter, a soil conservation technician, a toxicologist, or a laboratory assistant--with differences partly based on level of education.
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The needles are pre-loaded by a qualified radiopharmacist and each customer is provided with a calibration certificate and a visual verification radiograph.
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Founded more than 50 years ago, SNM continues to provide essential resources for health care practitioners and patients; publish the most prominent peer-reviewed journal in the field (The Journal of Nuclear Medicine); host the premier annual meeting for medical imaging; sponsor research grants, fellowships and awards; and train physicians, technologists, scientists, physicists, chemists and radiopharmacists in state-of-the-art imaging procedures and advances.
The Institute has already supported the work of the IAEA by hosting a training course for African radiopharmacists.
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Having nuclear medicine physicians working alongside radiologists, cardiologists, medical physicists and radiopharmacists can therefore greatly improve the treatment and diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, Paez said.
E[acute accent]The Society of Nuclear Medicine, the largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting the science, technology and practical applications of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine, will host the annual international conference for physicians, physicists, chemists, radiopharmacists and others.