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

May 23rd, 2018 — 

From May 7, to May 11, 2018, a consultation under the RSRP was conducted at the Peruvian National Institute of Energy (IPEN) in Lima, Peru for the National Technical Office Authority (OTAN). Rick Muñoz provided information and guidance to the Peruvian 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 Peru that is included in the RSRP Master Plan for Latin American partners. In addition to the information exchange, two formal inspections that were conducted at operational cyclotron facilities were observed. The consultation resulted in in providing the Peruvian RA a number of suggestions and recommendations to improve and further develop their regulatory program.