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News - 2020


October 2020


Stannous DISIDA kits 

The Calgary Radiopharmaceutical Centre (CRC) has Stannous DISIDA kits available for distribution to Nuclear Medicine departments performing hepatobiliary imaging. It is offered to help mitigate the interim shortage of Mebrofenin kits in Canada and is Health Canada approved.


September 2020


Stannous DISIDA kits 

The Calgary Radiopharmaceutical Centre (CRC) has Stannous DISIDA kits available for distribution to Nuclear Medicine departments performing hepatobiliary imaging. It is offered to help mitigate the interim shortage of Mebrofenin kits in Canada and is Health Canada approved.

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April 2020


Air Transport Improves for Medical Radioisotopes

International air transport has been the main bottleneck in getting radioisotopes and nuclear medicines where they are needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Nuclear Medicine Europe (NMEu) says there are signs the situation is improving.  -  Read more


CANM Guidelines for Imaging of the Dopamine Transport System in Evaluation of Movement Disorders

INTRODUCTION - The Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine (CANM) strives for excellence in the practice of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine by promoting the continued professional competence of nuclear medicine specialists, establishing guidelines of clinical practice, and encouraging biomedical research. We work with all professionals in nuclear medicine to ensure that Canadians have access to the highest quality nuclear medicine services. -- Read more 



BELNUC - Recommendations for performing V/Q scans in the context of COVID-19

The Bottom Line

Substituting ventilation scintigraphy by CT as part of stand-alone perfusion SPECT/CT is not recommended, as this reduces the specificity of the study. Both perfusion and ventilation studies should be performed to rule out pulmonary embolism.   Based on recommendations by the French Society of Nuclear Medicine (SFMN) and the German Nuclear Medicine Society (DGN).

Read more here!


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Please find below an update of the measures taken by Jubilant Radiopharma during the pandemic.


Information:  Click here

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Communitcation From the NMEu Emergency Response Team (ERT) - April 6, 2020

COVID-19 and the Global Supply of Mo-99 & Other Isotopes

The Security of Supply Working Group (SoS WG) Emergency Response Team (ERT) held a teleconference on 6 April 2020 to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Mo-99 and other radioisotope production.  -  Read here


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Communitcation From the NMEu Emergency Response Team (ERT) - March 30, 2020

COVID-19 and the Global Supply of Mo-99 & Other Isotopes

The Security of Supply Working Group (SoS WG) Emergency Response Team (ERT) held a teleconference on 30 March to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Mo-99 and other radioisotope production.  -  Read here


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SFMN Working Group Ventilatory and Perfusion Lung Imaging 

Recommendations for performing lung scans in the context of an outbreak of an outbreak of Covid-19 virus1   -  Read here


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Lantheus


A Message from Lantheus Medical Imaging regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)  -  read here


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March 2020


Cyclomedica


Tgas and COVID Response - read here

Cyclomedica's Statement Regarding Aerosol Generating Procedures - read here

Technegas and COVID-19 - Corp Letter - read here


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Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA)

NETSPOT®  Health Canada Approved and Now Available Kit for the Preparation of Gallium (68Ga) Oxodotreotide Injection


Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. (AAA), a Novartis company is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved NETSPOT® (kit for the preparation of gallium (68Ga) oxodotreotide injection).


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Isologic

COVID-19, Message from ISOLOGIC


As measures are being deployed by public health authorities to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely and taking actions at our production facilities on a daily basis to protect and support our family of customers and employees with the objective of reducing the risk of propagation of any type of contagious disease and maintaining our operations.

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News - 2019


November 2019


Availability of Stannous PYP Kit


The Calgary Radiopharmaceutical Centre (CRC) holds a Drug Establishment Licence and produces a few niche radiopharmaceutical products. At this time the CRC is the only supplier in Canada of a stannous pyrophosphate kit (Stannous PYP Kit) for the preparation of Technetium Tc99m pyrophosphate.

           Information Letter

           Order Form

           Product Package Insert


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March 2019


European School of Medical Imaging Technology (ESMIT)


Because the CANM is an affiliate member of the EANM, our members are given access to the highly regarded European School of Medical Imaging Technology (ESMIT). The European Nuclear Medicine practice is dynamic and has much experience with many procedures which are now finding their way to Canada. As well, they offer perspectives on established practice.

https://www.eanm.org/esmit/

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Availability of Choletec™ (Mebrofenin) – Kit For The Preparation of Technetium Tc-99


BRACCO IMAGING Canada is pleased to inform you that a new lot of Canadian Choletec™ (Mebrofenin) was received at our Montreal facility. We immediately shipped and fulfilled the request for products to Canadian facilities who had an order with BRACCO.

  • BRACCO IMAGING Canada Letter

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Stannous DISIDA Kits by the Calgary Radiopharmaceutical Centre

Alberta Health Services


The Calgary Radiopharmaceutical Centre (CRC) has Stannous DISIDA Kits available for distribution to Nuclear Medicine departments performing hepatobiliary imaging. This product is being offered to the Nuclear Medicine community-at-large to help mitigate the interim shortage of DISIDA and Mebrofenin kits in Canada.

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Past News - 2018


October 2018


Quality Control in the Production of Radiopharmaceuticals


Advances have led to the production of new radiopharmaceuticals and availability of new production routes. Various new diagnostic agents in the field (such as Ga-68 radiopharmaceuticals and generators) as well as therapeutic agents (such as alpha emitters) have been added to the clinician’s menu. It is essential that radiopharmaceuticals are prepared within a robust quality control system encompassing materials and personnel, with adequate documentation, and continuous review of ongoing results. This publication provides guidelines and best practices for the quality control of medical radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. It was written by a group of experts with experience across a range of radiopharmaceuticals and is intended to support professionals in the preparation of good quality and safe products to be used in nuclear medicine procedures.

Click here for more information.


June 2018


Darlington to supply moly-99


Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Darlington nuclear power plant is to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for use in new technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators designed by BWX Technologies Inc. The Candu plant will be the first large-scale commercial nuclear power plant in the world to produce Mo-99.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Darlington-to-supply-molybdenum-99-2106187.html


April 2018


Mo-99 Production Activities at NTP Radioisotopes (NTP) and I-131 Supply Situation


NTP reported that it received approval from the South African Nuclear Regulator to return to normal operations through the end of June 2018. During this period, NTP will engage with the NNR to ensure continued normal operation from July 2018 onwards. NTP also stated that as a result of this approval, NTP will be in a position to manufacture I-131 to assist with the international shortage.


March 2018


Emeritus Winner


Dr. John Powe - Vancouver

2018 Eric Lepp Recipient 

Dr. Caroline Malo Pion, Montréal


Past News - 2017


July 2017

Beta, BTG’s Education, Training and Audit program

Beta, BTG’s Education, Training and Audit program is designed to reduce the risk of radiation exposure when performing selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) by increasing awareness of radiation safety and providing risk education.

For more information, click here:


IAEA Webinars and E-Learning Modules

Free IAEA Webinars and e-learning modules available

For more information, click here:


May 2017

Hermes - News Letter and Press Release

The Board of Directors for Hermes Medical Solutions AB has appointed Mikael Strindlund as new President and CEO. Hermes Medical Solutions is a global leader in digital medical imaging with a focus on end-to-end clinical IT-solutions within molecular imaging and radiology. 

Click here to view Newsletter

Click here  to view Press Release.

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Le Patient March-April 2017

To view all Le Patient editions, click here.


Past News - 2016


November 2016


Canada 2020-A New Health Accord for all Canadians - November 2016

Conference Report - The presentations and debates heard at Canada 2020’s Health Summit included many recommendations about how Canada’s health system can be improved.
Click here to view report


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October 2016

Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. is committed to ensuring that the medical imaging community has reliable and secure access to TechneLite® (Technetium Tc 99m Generator) to meet the healthcare needs of patients. We believe we have the most globally balanced and diversified supply of molybdendum-99 (Mo-99), the parent isotope of technetium-99m, in the industry which provides us with reliable access and capacity to meet our customers’ needs.

To read more, click here

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September 2016

Lantheus letter on Mo99 supply - September 28, 2016


Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. is committed to ensuring that the medical imaging community has reliable and secure access to TechneLite® (Technetium Tc 99m Generator) to meet the healthcare needs of patients. We believe we have the most globally balanced and diversified supply of molybdendum-99 (Mo-99), the parent isotope of technetium-99m, in the industry which provides us with reliable access and capacity to meet our customers’ needs.


Read full letter by clicking here.


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July 2016

GE Healthcare regrets to inform you that the expected return DMSA (Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Succimer Injection) to the global market has been delayed indefinitely.  We will be unable to provide supply of DMSA to our customers until further notice.

To read more, click here.

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WFNMB-Presidency Bid Presidency Candidate:  Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain
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Comments to USP Chapter 797-Compounding Radiopharmaceuticals-SNMMI
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New seminars in the ‘Basic Nuclear Medicine’ series have been released. To access them please visit the IAEA Human Health Campus website or click on the title above. Be on the lookout for a new seminar every Monday in the Basic and Paediatric Nuclear Medicine Series.
Click Here

 

Past News Prior to 2016

Comments to USP Chapter 797-Compounding Radiopharmaceuticals-SNMMI

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Notification Regarding Molybdenum-99 Supply Disruption from the NRU / Avis concernant une rupture d'approvisionnement de Molybdène-99 du réacteur NRU - November 23, 2013

In accordance with the Government of Canada protocol, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has advised Health Canada that the NRU has returned to service and resumed supplying molybdenum-99. 

Read More..., 


CBC News - Isoptope Supply - November 22, 2013

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/medical-isotope-supply-interrupted-across-canada-1.2436964


Update - Mo-99 Supply - Approvisionnement en Mo-99 - Mallinckrodt - November 21, 2013

Letter to CANM Members - Situation at NRULettre aux membres de l'ACMN-NRU en panne - November 20, 2013
An update from Dr. Norman Laurin, President of the CANM regarding the NRU situation.

Notification Regarding Molybdenum-99 Supply Disruption from the NRU / Avis concernant une rupture d¹approvisionnement de Molybdène-99 du réacteur NRU - November 19, 2013 An update from Dr. Norman Laurin, President of the CANM regarding the Molybdenum-99 Supply Disruption from NRU. 
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MAA Supply - Update September 23, 2013
An update from Dr. Norman Laurin, President of the CANM regarding the supply of MAA. 
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MAA Supply - Update September 13, 2013
A letter from Dr. Norman Laurin, President of the CANM regarding the supply of MAA.
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