HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Nuclear medicine patients: No-alarm holiday travel tips

RESTON, Va. -- Traveling during the holidays--especially for the nearly 60,000 individuals who daily undergo a nuclear medicine treatment or test in this country--will go smoother if medical professionals advise their patients to follow some simple tips from SNM, the leading international molecular imaging and nuclear medicine society.

"Due to heightened concerns about terrorism, sensitive radiation detectors are used in some major cities and in public transportation facilities," explained SNM President Martin P. Sandler. "Occasionally, a patient who has had a nuclear medicine procedure may be stopped by security personnel because he or she may trigger the alarm on a radiation detector. On rare occasions, this could cause long delays, interrogation and body searches," added Sandler, who speaks for 16,000 physician, technologist and scientist members of the international scientific and professional society.

Nuclear medicine, which is broadening its scope to include molecular imaging, involves using tiny amounts of radioactive materials in patients to examine molecular processes in the body. These procedures can be used to detect and evaluate heart disease, cancer, brain disorders and stress fractures. Commonly performed procedures include positron emission tomography (PET) scans to diagnose and monitor treatment in cancer, cardiac stress tests to analyze heart function, bone scans to detect orthopedic injuries and lung scans blood clots.

Although the material used for these procedures is minute and soon loses its radioactivity, it may take time before a patient stops emitting detectable levels of radiation. The sensing devices used today at security screening points are extremely sensitive. "Residual radiation from medical treatments may cause travel delays due to increased security scanning at places such as airport boarding areas, rail stations, ports, international border crossings, bridges, tunnels and large public gatherings,"
'"/>

Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@snm.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
9-Nov-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Journal of Nuclear Medicines impact grows, remains consistently high over past 5 years
2. Depiction of findings selected as 2007 Image of the Year by Society for Nuclear Medicine
3. SNM recognizes R. Edward Coleman with 2007 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
4. Journal of Nuclear Medicine releases new research faster
5. PET/CT in Cancer Patient Management examined in Journal of Nuclear Medicine Supplement
6. Society of Nuclear Medicine offers free access to Journal of Nuclear Medicine
7. Journal of Nuclear Medicine publishes NCI-sponsored guidelines for using FDG PET
8. SNM recognizes contributions of Walter Wolf with 2006 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
9. SNM awards $25,000 Mallinckrodt Seed Grant in Molecular Imaging/Nuclear Medicine Research
10. Nuclear medicine imaging allows prediction of breast cancer patients response to hormonal treatment
11. Society of Nuclear Medicine commends FDA for release of new guidance documents

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Nuclear medicine patients alarm holiday travel tips

(Date:2/9/2015)...  Lintec of America recently announced an exclusive license ... macrostructures, including sheets, yarns and ribbons, developed at the ... the vast industrial resources of the global Lintec Group, ... of America is forming the Nano-Science and Technology Center ... on scaling up the manufacturing and commercialization of nano ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... Feb. 5, 2015  Marken is starting its 35 ... has launched a new marketing campaign to solidify its ... The new campaign focuses on First as ... shipments. The first headline in the series, ... priorities with its client,s priorities. Marken recognizes the need ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , Jan. 26, 2015 NXT-ID, ... or the "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on ... a new corporate website ( http://www.nxt-id.com/ ) as part ... Wocket™ smart wallet. The Company launched its new consumer ... Gino Pereira , CEO of NXT-ID said, "Our ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 2Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 3Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 4Marken Launches New Patient-Centric Campaign 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... --DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the largest commercial ... th anniversary today. Headed by President and CEO, ... company that focuses on DNA testing across multiple channels ... a significant portion of sales across international markets via ... Peter Vitulli acknowledges the anniversary of the company ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 3, 2015  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL or ... that the third of three shareholder lawsuits filed in ... On February 2, 2015, a securities lawsuit ... behalf of a putative class of purchasers of the ... No. 2:14-CV-01526-APG-NJK (D. Nev.), was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.  ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 The American Society ... announced today the launch of Genetically Speaking , ... professionals on the application of human genetics in disease ... peer-to-peer interviews conducted during the ASHG 2014 Annual Meeting ... Genomics and Health Outcomes Research: What's Ready for Primetime? ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... events annual report which summarizes and analyzes ... by its EventWatch™ 24X7 global event monitoring ... can subscribe to a free trial period of the ... supply chain incidents that can negatively impact revenue, market ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DNA Diagnostics Center, One of The World's Largest DNA Testing Labs, Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary 2DNA Diagnostics Center, One of The World's Largest DNA Testing Labs, Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary 3PDL BioPharma Announces Dismissal of Third and Final Shareholder Lawsuit 2American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD Launch Series on Genetics and Genomics 2American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD Launch Series on Genetics and Genomics 3Resilinc Publishes 2014 EventWatch™ Supply Chain Disruption Annual Report 2Resilinc Publishes 2014 EventWatch™ Supply Chain Disruption Annual Report 3
Cached News: