Havana, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth International Seminar and the Fifth National Workshop on use and development of isotope industry for health, ends today in this capital with the assistance of professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. About 150 Cuban experts and more than 50 from Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain and the United States, among others, are discussing in Havana on nuclear medical imaging, current trends in cardiology, and other issues on Nuclear Medicine.
As part of this final day, running at the Habana Riviera Hotel, a group of experts from the Center of Isotopes (Centis), organizing the event, will give a lecture on the quality management system in nuclear medicine.
Dr. Pilar Oropesa, also from Centis, will focus on the metrology of positron emissions for that specialty in Cuba.
The current status of the Nuclear Medicine in the Caribbean country is characterized by the introduction of tomography technology for positron emission, which includes the decision to purchase a cyclotron and the setting up for the production of radiopharmaceuticals, in the framework of investments of the Ministry of Health to revitalize those services.
Cuban scientists intensify clinical research for the diagnosis and treatment with biomolecules, such as monoclonal antibodies and peptides, with important progresses.
The development of Biotechnology in the country also favors research in the field of Radiofarmacy.