| || Brig SK Mazumdar and INMAS : A Profile
Author : Nagaratnam, A.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:40(4) ; 1990 ; pp 315-323
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences;929 Biography
Keywords : Nuclear medicine
Abstract : Abstract not available.
| || Radiopharmaceuticals Pattern of Development and Utilisation in India
Author : Iya, V.K.;Mani, R.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:40(4) ; 1990 ; pp 351-356
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences;615 Pharmacology
Keywords : Rose Bengal hippuran;IRMA kits;RIA kit;Thyroid harmones;RIA procedure;Radioisotope technology;Tomography;Gamma camera;Nuclear medicine
Abstract : The availability of research reactors at an early stage of our Atomic Energy Programme led to developmental efforts in the field of radiopharmaceuticals. Starting with temporary laboratories for this work, a sophisticated and dedicated Radiopharmaceutical Laboratory is now installed at Vashi in New Bombay. The use of several /sup 125/I-labelled compounds like Rose-Bengal, hippuran, etc. for imaging has been replaced over the years by /sup 99m/Tc compounds; the final formulations are prepared at the hospital using generators and cold kits supplied by the Board of Radioisotope Technology. Parallel with the development of short lived generators in radiopharmaceuticals came advances in imaging and instrumentation techniques, the scanners being replaced by sophisticated gamma cameras, with capabilities for tomography and computerisation. About 40 centres in India have the modern instrumentation and equipment needed for carrying out nuclear medicine procedures. Further growth of nuclear medicine centres in the country has, however, been limited by the need to import such advanced high cost instrumentation not currently available from indigenous sources. Regarding in-vitro radiopharmaceuticals, some RIA and IRMA kits and procedures have been developed. These include assay of T/sub 3/, T/sub 4/ and TSH in the thyroid group of hormones. Kits for several other important procedures are still being imported by some large medical centres. There are over a hundred and fifty medical laboratories carrying out RIA procedures.
| || Computers in Diagonstic Nuclear Medicine Imaging A Review
Author : Kapoor, K.K.;Prakash, R.;Khushu, S.;Narayanan, R.V.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:39(3) ; 1989 ; pp 319-328
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences
Keywords : Nuclear medicine;Array processors;Diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging
Abstract : Digital computers are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of purposes in nuclear medicine. They are particularly useful in the areas of nuclear imaging and gamma camera image processing, radionuclide inventory and patient record keeping. By far the most important use of the digital computer is in array processors which are commonly available with emission computed systems for fast reconstruction of images in transverse, coronal and sagittal views, particularly when the data to be handled is enormous and involves filtration and correction processes. The addition of array processors to computer systems has helped the clinicians in improving diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging capability. This paper reviews briefly the role of computers in the field of nuclear medicine imaging.