RSRP Provides Training on Cyclotron Licensing and Inspection in Uruguay

September 30th, 2017 — 

From September 25-29, 2017, Rick Muñoz of AdSTM participated in a RSRP Mission to Uruguay’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines (MIEM), to provide technical support and training for the evaluation of the operational license application. The operational license authorized the use of a GE PET-Trace Model-800, 16 MeV unshielded cyclotron. The cyclotron was dedicated for F-18, C-11 Ga-68 and N-13 production for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies on human medical diagnosis and small animal research. The AdSTM representative provided training on licensing review and inspection protocols for both self-shielded and unshielded type cyclotrons used for PET radionuclide production. In addition, a day was dedicated for a formal site visit tour and informal inspection of current PET production activities of the 16 MeV Trace-800 owned and supported by the state. The cyclotron and related operations was located at the University Hospital’s facility complex.