Saturday, July 30, 2011

FDA alerts healthcare professionals about-CardioGen-82 -PET

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals to stop using CardioGen-82 for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans due to radiation concerns. The manufacturer, Bracco Diagnostics, Inc. has decided to voluntarily recall CardioGen-82.

2 comments:

Dr.Abhishek Bansal said...

Because 2 patients were found to have got much high radiation dose as the rubidium broke down into strontium which has a much longer half life and lead to the increased dosage.

Dr.Abhishek Bansal said...

because two patients were found to have got increased radiation dose as the rubidium degraded into strontium which has a longer half life and lead to the increased dose.

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