Consultancy to Bolivia on Licensing and Inspection of Cyclotrons and PET Radiopharmaceutical Production

March 30th, 2018 — 

From March 26 to March 30, 2018, a consultation under the RSRP was conducted at the Bolivian Institute of Nuclear Technology (IBTEN) La Paz, Bolivia. Rick Muñoz provided information and guidance to the Bolivian Regulatory Authority (RA) with the objective of strengthening their regulation of Construction, Licensing and Inspection of Medical Cyclotrons, Positron Emission (PET) Tomography and PET Nuclear Material Radiopharmaceutical Production and Distribution. The consultation was a component of the action plan for Bolivia that is included in the RSRP Master Plan for Latin American partners. In addition to the information exchange, one formal site visit was conducted at a cyclotron facility under construction. The visit was a site construction status review rather than an inspection. The consultation resulted in providing the Bolivian RA a number of suggestions and recommendations to improve and further develop their regulatory program.