Design of a radiopharmacy
The design of a radiopharmacy depends upon the nature of the work to be done, which includes the production of cold kits and in-house preparation of radiopharmaceuticals from ready-to-use kits. The basic organization required for making kits include sterility- and pyrogen-testing facilities, raw material quality analyses, stability studies, biodistribution studies in appropriate animal species and qualified personnel. This involves a large capital outlay, which most institutions cannot afford. With commercial production of cold kits very few institutions make their own. Hence the description of the design of a radio-pharmacy will be limited to in-house preparation of radiopharmaceuticals from ready-to-use kits. In designing a radiopharmacy, emphasis should be given to a clean environment.
KeywordsRadioactive Waste Biodistribution Study Laminar Flow Hood Qualified Personnel Nuclear Medicine Department
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