Radioisotope Procurement: "Getting what you need when you need it"


Radioisotope procurement is a vital component of nuclear pharmacy and nuclear medicine imaging.  Different types of radioisotope production and the development and translation of a cancer imaging radiopharmaceutical will be discussed along with a discussion to familiarize pharmacists with a basic understanding of the procurement of SPECT and PET imaging radionuclides.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about new and exciting generator system platform produced radioisotopes, their separation techniques and key quality components.Both FDA-approved and research isotopes are discussed.
  2. Learn about the current status of Mo-99 supply issues including topics discussed at the SNMMI panel of experts roundtable held in June  2017.
  3. Learn about the translation of [F-18]FACBC (Fluciclovine) from discovery at Emory University to FDA approval. Different synthesis systems used during the development and the IND roadmap to the current clinical approved indication are discussed.
Edmond Fennell, BPHARM, MBA
Triad Isotopes, Inc.
Ronald Crowe, RPH
Roy Brown,
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Nuclear Pharmacy
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 19
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Music City Center - Room 105A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-078-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.3
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