Mar 03 2016

FDA goes Mobile

Last month, the FDA launched a new mobile application to provide the public with access to information about drug shortages. The app is mostly for health care professionals and pharmacists, who will be able to get real-time information about current shortages, resolved shortages, and discontinuations of drugs. Users can browse by a drug’s generic, name, […]
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Jan 20 2016

10 Commonly Used Items That Are Radioactive

#1 Spark Plugs Spark plugs with radioactive polonium-210 are highly collectible and very hard to find. Polonium-210 has been immortalized by the KGB spy who ingested the radioactivity and died three weeks later due to acute radiation poisoning. Spark plugs are used to deliver electric currents through engines. In 1929, a patent was granted to […]
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Sep 10 2015

Fetal Radiation Doses with PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR Imaging

The second article in our new Recent Highlights Series discusses the recent article “Fetal Radiation Dose from 18F-FDG in Pregnant Patients Imaged with PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR” by Zanotti-Fregonara et al. published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (volume 56, issue 8, pages 1218–1222; doi: 10.2967/jnumed.115.157032). The purpose of the study was to estimate the […]
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Jul 31 2015

Recent Advances in Radioembolism Therapy for the Treatment of Liver Cancer

Welcome to the first in our new monthly “Recent Advances” blog series, where we bring you the latest developments in the use of NM-related techniques for the diagnosis and/or treatment of common disease. In this inaugural issue we discuss the use of radioembolism therapy for the treatment of liver cancer. Radioembolism involves the injection of […]
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Jul 21 2015

The Characterization of Multinuclei PET Scanners

  The first article in our new Recent Highlights Series discusses the recent article “Beyond 18F-FDG: characterization of PET/CT and PET/MR scanners for a comprehensive set of positron emitters of growing application – 18F, 11C, 89Zr, 124I, 68Ga, and 90Y” by Soderlund et al. published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (doi:10.2967/jnumed.115.156711). The purpose of […]
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May 26 2015

FDA INSPECTION RESULTS – PET DRUG FACILITIES 2013-2014

When keeping your facility compliant and ready for an FDA audit, its important to have as much information as possible. Below is a list of 2013-2014’s FDA PET Facility audit results. TOP 6 Major Issues Lack of adequate out of specification (OOS) investigations Inadequate media fill validations, aseptic techniques and environmental monitoring Analytical assay methods […]
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May 11 2015

The Top 5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Nuclear Medicine Software.

There are many things to consider when purchasing software for your facility. Here are the top 5 reasons to choose ec² Software Solutions. # 1. Experience and Expertise With over 30 years of real-world experience in the nuclear medicine industry, ec² Software Solutions offers the best nuclear medicine, molecular imaging, and radiopharmaceutical quality management software available. Our […]
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Apr 08 2015

SNMMI Annual Meeting Heads to Baltimore

Each year ec² Software Solutions has the privilege of attending the industry’s premier education and research meeting in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine. SNMMI always  provides the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community with the most up-to-date information in the field. We look forward to joining more than 4,000 attendees  this year in Baltimore, MD, for the 2015 Annual Meeting. This year’s educational program provides […]
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Mar 31 2015

BioTrax QMS Enables Prestigious Cyclotron Facility to Improve FDA Compliance

The Situation The Cyclotron Radiochemistry Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute is located on the University of Utah Campus in Salt Lake City. A concern about the efficiency of a paper based quality system was the driving force behind their search for an electronic solution. Representatives from Huntsman Cancer Institute turned to industry trade shows and […]
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Mar 23 2015

CryptoWall, the Virus du Jour

  Even tech-savvy computer users (especially those in the software industry!) will eventually suffer the effects of a virus. The latest threat is known as CryptoWall, and like many of its predecessors, it is a Trojan horse type virus. As with most viruses, CyptoWall delivers its nasty payload via an email attachment or other non-threatening […]
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