Hospital nuclear pharmacy survey: Preliminary aspects in Brazil

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    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2012; 4(4):279-281
    Pharmacy Practice | doi:10.4103/0975-1483.104373

    Marcelo Pau Brasil, Marcio Paes de Barros1, Leila Jorge Antunes1, Ralph Santos-Oliveira1

    Radiopharmacy Department, Rua Helio de Almeida, Cidade Universitária-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

    1Nuclear Engineering Institute, Rua Helio de Almeida, Cidade Universitária-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    Radiopharmaceuticals are special drugs that in the composition preserve one or more radionuclides which can be used as diagnostic or therapeutic tools in Nuclear Medicine Units. This study evaluated hospitals and clinics which have nuclear medicines services at the city of Rio de Janeiro from August to November 2010. The data were obtained through a longitudinal research. The results showed that most of the hospitals (>80%) did not have pharmacist and all them (100%) considered that a pharmacist in the nuclear pharmacy is not required.

    Key words: Nuclear medicine, nuclear pharmacy, radiopharmaceuticals, radiopharmacy.