Nuclear Medicine Training for The Radiation Protection Authority in Zambia

September 21st, 2019 — 

From September 16-20, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s RSRP conducted a consultation with the Radiation Protection Authority (RPA) in Lusaka, Zambia. Ms. Diana Thompson, provided a workshop with the objective of strengthening Zambia’s regulation of medical facilities that treat patients through the use of Nuclear Medicine Technologies. The topics covered included:

  • Regulation, licensing, and inspection of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine;
  • Importance and contents of Quality Assurance Programs and calibrations;
  • Transportation and disposal of Nuclear Medicine Materials;
  • Iodine-131 patient restrictions and safe release;
  • Onsite inspection of the University Teaching Hospital Nuclear Medicine Facilities and action plan for improvement; and
  • Development of a plan for improvement of licensing and inspection of the Nuclear Medicine Facilities.