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Viewpoint: Nuclear medicine is crucial for fighting cancer 

Viewpoint: Nuclear medicine is crucial for fighting cancer 

The nuclear medicine sector is a small part of the wider nuclear industry, but it provides some of the most pioneering technologies in healthcare - and is close to making personalised medicine a reality. Antonis Kalemis, president of Nuclear Medicine Europe and business manager for molecular imaging at Siemens Healthineers, describes how nuclear medicine also tackles the most trenchant condition in modern healthcare: cancer.

Perspectives 28 July 2021


Agreement on IAEA monitoring of Fukushima water release

Agreement on IAEA monitoring of Fukushima water release

The scope of technical assistance the International Atomic Energy Agency will provide in monitoring and reviewing the planned discharge of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site has been agreed. The Terms of Reference defining the objective of the IAEA's assistance, how it will be implemented and its organisational arrangements were signed yesterday by the agency and the Japanese government.

Regulation & Safety 09 July 2021


Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

A new technology using drones is set to be deployed for the remote monitoring of radiation measurements at former uranium mining and processing areas in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with gamma spectrometers have been developed by a German consortium in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


EU industry bodies seek more support for nuclear medicine

EU industry bodies seek more support for nuclear medicine

Europe must take action to maintain the current level of medical radioisotopes supply, according to a joint position paper from Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, and Nuclear Medicine Europe, which represents pharmaceutical and imaging equipment companies in the field of nuclear medicine. They say the European Union should promote new research reactor capacity along with innovation in the sector and the design modification of the current fleet.

Nuclear Policies 15 June 2021


SHINE selects Dutch site for European production plant

SHINE selects Dutch site for European production plant

SHINE Medical Technologies of the USA has selected the municipality of Veendam in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands, as the location of its European medical isotope production facility. The company is currently building its first production facility, using its transformational non-reactor technology, in Janesville, Wisconsin.

New Nuclear 21 May 2021


Belgium develops drones for radiation monitoring

Belgium develops drones for radiation monitoring

Technology that enables drones to be used to carry out radiological measurements has been developed by Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Belgian aeronautical firm Sabca. The measuring equipment was officially attached to a drone yesterday, in the presence of the country's Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlinden.

Regulation & Safety 19 May 2021


Fukushima Daiichi water to be discharged into sea

Fukushima Daiichi water to be discharged into sea

The Japanese government today announced its formal decision that the treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi site will be discharged into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Company is expected to start discharging the mildly-radioactive water in 2023 in line with international standards and regulations.

Regulation & Safety 13 April 2021


Latest data confirms 'indiscernible' impact of Fukushima radiation

Latest data confirms 'indiscernible' impact of Fukushima radiation

Increased incidences of radiation-related health effects among those exposed from the March 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are unlikely to be discernible, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation said in a new report today. The report's major findings and conclusions broadly confirm those of UNSCEAR's 2013 report on the accident.

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2021


Grossi highlights IAEA support in fighting cancer

Grossi highlights IAEA support in fighting cancer

Ongoing support to developing countries is essential to ensure adequate cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in a panel discussion held on 4 February to mark World Cancer Day. Panelists called for more and urgent action to address the wide gap in diagnosis and therapy access between developed and developing countries.

Regulation & Safety 08 February 2021


IAEA develops drone technology for radiation monitoring

IAEA develops drone technology for radiation monitoring

A new technology using drones, developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency for use by the authorities of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, allows for the remote monitoring of radiation measurements in areas where contamination is too high for people to enter. The IAEA said the technology is now available for practical use in routine or emergency situations.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2021