-PART 1. RADIOPHARMACY SERVICES AVAILABLE
(Stephen M. Karesh, PhD, Consultant)
Design, layout, and selection of equipment for a new radiopharmacy
Implementation of quality control procedures, record-keeping system, radiation safety procedures, etc., in either new or existing radiopharmacies
Evaluation of operational radiopharmacies and assistance in upgrading their present level of performance and/or equipment
“Mock-Inspection” of the radiopharmacy and associated paperwork to insure compliance with the various Government regulatory agencies
Implementation of in vitro procedures and in vivo non-imaging procedures in laboratories not currently performing them
Training in methods of radiopharmaceutical research, especially column or thin layer chromatography quality control systems for new radiotracers; experimental design, and data analysis
Suggestions for significant cost-reduction by your institution by simple modification of existing procedures, both technical and administrative
Provision of a variety of printed forms and protocols for routine use in the radiopharmacy
Suggestions for improving results of in vivo techniques solely by varying existing methods of handling radiopharmaceuticals.
Monthly on site Continuing Education lectures to assist NM Technologists in maintaining licensure and in meeting in-service requirements of the JCAHO. There are many lecture topics available and the fee structure is reasonable.
Preparation of IND Applications and responses to FDA questions regarding these applications
-PART 2. COMPUTER, NETWORKING, AND IMAGING EQUIPMENT SERVICES (James R. Halama, PhD, Consultant)
Perform acceptance testing of gamma cameras, including cardiac, SPECT and coincidence imaging
Develop and monitor imaging quality control programs in nuclear medicine
Provide consultation and performance testing services for nuclear medicine programs seeking or have received accreditation by IAC or the American College of Radiology.
Provide consultation and testing of nuclear medicine computers, computer networking, and DICOM connectivity with other imaging modalities.
Perform audits of nuclear medicine radiation safety programs
Provide nuclear medicine physics and technology update lectures to physicians, technologists, and administrators.
-PART 3. RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS; EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION
(Richard Cooke, MSc, Consultant)
Evaluation of Radiological Imaging Equipment
Preparation for State Inspections Development and Implementation of Shielding Specifications for Specific Installations
Training and Topical Presentations for Physicians and Technologists
Calculation of Fetal Dose Estimates
Calculation of CT QA and Dose Estimates Mammography (all MQSA requirements) Stereotactic Mammography (ACR Accreditation)
Assistance in Training Associated with Biological Effects and Risk Estimates Radiology Resident Teaching