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Lucerno Dynamics and Carilion Clinic Announce Radiotherapy Administration Milestone

Lucerno announced the worldwide first use of Lara® Real-Time Visualization (RTV) in a clinical setting at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Carilion Clinic’s flagship facility. Press Release

House and Senate Act on Nuclear Medicine Safety. Appropriations bills passed by each chamber include important provisions to protect safety and quality of care for patients

Lucerno praised both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for passing legislation that includes important provisions regarding a patient safety issue that affects thousands of patients every year and pushing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to put patients first. Press Release

Lucerno Dynamics Submits ‘Information Correction Request’ to Address NRC Extravasation Reporting Decision

Lucerno informed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that a key document used to develop the patient injury reporting criterion did not meet NRC’s requirements for information quality. Asks NRC to immediately issue Interim Staff Guidance. Press Release

NRC Commences Rulemaking to Close Loophole in Nuclear Medicine Safety

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepts Lucerno’s petition for rulemaking and directs the commencement of a rulemaking process to close an outdated loophole in nuclear medicine safety regulations. Press Release

House-Passed Appropriations Bills Advance Nuclear Medicine Safety, Transparency

Lucerno announced that Fiscal Year 2023 bills passed this week by the U.S. House of Representatives include critical language to improve the safety of nuclear medicine treatments and increase transparency within the American healthcare system. Press Release

2022 Omnibus Includes Nuclear Medicine Patient Safety, Transparency Provisions

Lucerno announces Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Act preserves critical language to protect the safety of nuclear medicine patients and enhance transparency within the American healthcare system. Then attach the press release below for full text. Press Release

Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s foot-dragging on patient irradiation suggests regulatory capture

“My analysis shows that the NRC findings predominantly parrot positions of the advisory committee and affiliated societies, such as requiring patients to determine whether a procedure was done correctly; requiring reporting only if a patient experiences permanent functional damage; or taking no action whatsoever.” Full Text

Lucerno Dynamics Announces New Business Relationship with Siemens Healthineers

Lucerno has entered into a Master Resellers Agreement to add its Lara® System to the Siemens Healthineers portfolio of medical imaging products. With this agreement, Siemens Healthineers becomes Lucerno’s first United States partner reseller and makes the Lara® System available to nuclear medicine customers nationwide. Press Release

Free AltusLearn Webinar

Dr. David Townsend, the co-inventor of PET/CT scanner, Dr. Jackson Kiser, Medical Director of Molecular Imaging at Carilion Clinic, Dr. Darrell Fisher, nuclear medicine physicist, past president Health Physics Society, and previous member of the NRC’s Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI), Dr. Marjan Boerma, the director of the UAMS Division of Radiation Health, and others shared research on extravasations. You can watch the webinar and earn 1 CE credit here.

Findings: Unintentional exposure poses risk to nuclear medicine patients

Lucerno highlighted a peer-reviewed publication in the radiation safety journal Health Physics demonstrating that extravasations of routinely-used radiopharmaceuticals can cause unintended irradiation to patient tissue that “exceed well-established radiation protection and regulatory limits.” Press Release

2021 Omnibus Includes Nuclear Medicine Patient Safety, Transparency Provisions

Lucerno announced that the Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus Appropriations Act includes critical language to protect the safety of nuclear medicine patients and enhance transparency within the American healthcare system. Press Release

2021 Appropriations Bills Enhance Nuclear Medicine Patient Safety, Transparency

Lucerno announced that Fiscal Year 2021 bills advanced this week by the House Appropriations Committee to the House floor include critical language to protect the safety of nuclear medicine patients and enhance transparency within the American healthcare system. Press Release