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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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I am truly appreciative to Ralph Santos-Oliveira, author of the article "Hospital Nuclear Pharmacy Survey: Preliminary Aspects In Brazil published in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Journal of Young Pharmacists for reading the letter, "the need of radiopharmacist in Sri Lanka published in Volume 4, Issue 4 in the Archives of Pharmacy Practice and thereby gave his comments.
Specialist pharmacists and radiologists set out fundamental concepts of radiation physics, radiation safety, radiation biology, and radiopharmaceutical chemistry; discuss nuclear pharmacy practices, radiopharmaceutical preparations and quality control, molecular imaging and the development of new drugs, and regulatory control; then survey diagnosis and therapeutical applications of radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine practice.
Cardinal anticipates consolidating 18 nuclear pharmacies as a result of the Syncor acquisition, approximately 10 percent of the company's total nuclear pharmacy facilities.
Those positive trends were partially offset by the decline of the nuclear pharmacy services division.
The beefed-up presence in biotech and other specialty pharmaceuticals fits well with the company's leading position in nuclear pharmacy.
Nuclear pharmacy and medical imaging center operator Syncor International Corp.
Currently utilized at several institutions to reduce or eliminate radiation exposure, the Tech-Assist[TM] can accept single syringes from a nuclear pharmacy or can be combined with other Positron equipment such as the Nuclear Pharm-Assist[R] to dispense unit doses from a vial.
Several of the schools were chosen because of their nuclear pharmacy programs; others were picked because of their strong hospital pharmacy programs.
Syncor's international division provides nuclear pharmacy services, medical imaging and radiotherapy.
He holds a bachelor of science in pharmacy and minor in nuclear pharmacy from MCPHS, and lives with his wife Sonia and their two boys.
Our goal is for pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions to come to the center with a concept for a new imaging agent and have access to everything they need to simplify and expedite the product development life cycle," says John Rademacher, president of Cardinal's Nuclear Pharmacy Services division.
ISU's College of Pharmacy--the only pharmacy school in Idaho--is one of the few in the nation that trains students in the area of nuclear pharmacy, where medical isotopes are prepared and used for diagnostic and treatment procedures.
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