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nuclear pharmacy

The compounding and dispensing of radioactive isotopes, such as technetium-99m, for use in nuclear medicine procedures such as cardiac or gallbladder imaging. Special techniques in nuclear pharmacy include working behind radioactive shielding, testing compounded products with chromatography, and distributing radionuclides in leaded syringes.
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The introduction of our newest cyclotron in Augusta underscores Cardinal Health's commitment to making molecular imaging more accessible to physicians and patients in Georgia and throughout the United States," said John Rademacher, president of Cardinal Health's Nuclear Pharmacy Services business.
Its vast network of "PET-enabled" pharmacies, combined with its broad nuclear pharmacy scale, comprehensive fleet and logistics capabilities enable it to play a critical role in supporting clinical trials of both proprietary and non-proprietary imaging agents.
Cardinal Health's extensive nuclear pharmacy expertise and its broad network of PET manufacturing and distribution sites make it an important partner in enabling ACRIN to conduct clinical trials using novel PET imaging probes," said David Mankoff, MD, PhD, chair of ACRIN's Experimental Imaging Sciences Committee and professor of radiology in the nuclear medicine department at the University of Washington.
NeutroSpec(TM) offers the advantage of direct injection and in-vivo labeling of white blood cells, leading to a rapid and highly specific functional image of an infection in less than an hour, whereas the current standard of care, ex-vivo labeled white blood cells, requires a blood sample to be taken from the patient, processed by a nuclear pharmacy and then re-injected into the patient, with diagnostic images not available until 12-24 hours later.
Over the past two years, Cardinal Health's broad network of nuclear pharmacy and manufacturing sites has allowed us to test the efficacy of important new molecular imaging agents like Florbetapir in clinical studies throughout the United States," said Avid's president and CEO, Daniel M.
By locating cyclotrons near its nuclear pharmacy sites, Cardinal Health can quickly distribute FDG to a greater number of hospitals, clinics and research facilities using its comprehensive fleet and logistics capabilities.
The combination of that nuclear pharmacy expertise and the size of its network allows Cardinal Health to reach more than 85 percent of all U.
AMEX:HIR) announced that a new market niche, nuclear pharmacy, is tracking at a rate of twice the original projected revenue.
Our commitment to the nuclear pharmacy business runs deep, and partnering with GE Healthcare to provide broader access to their product portfolio illustrates the unique way Cardinal Health can bring service and value to our customers and the nuclear medicine community.
Educational programs providing CE credits to members were sponsored and supported by the following organizations: Abbott Diagnostics, Amgen, BD, Cardinal Health, Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services, Cordis, Johnson Controls, Lyons Magnus, Olympus, Ortho Biotech, Pepsi and Roche Diagnostics.
Advanced Specialty Pharmacy Will Continue to Serve Its Nuclear Pharmacy Customers
LeuTech offers the advantage of direct injection and in-vivo labeling of white blood cells, whereas 111IN WBCs require a blood sample to be taken from the patient, processed by a nuclear pharmacy, and then re-injected into the patient.
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