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

Petition for Rulemaking Calls on NRC to Prioritize Patient Safety, Transparency

Lucerno submitted a formal petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which calls on the agency to update a 1980 policy that allows nuclear medicine injection errors to remain hidden from patients, treating physicians, and NRC itself. Press Release

Hospitals shouldn’t be exempt from reporting faulty radioisotope injections

“…NRC is now re-evaluating the loophole that allows significant infiltrations to go unreported. Requiring reporting would be a small step for hospitals to implement but a big step toward improving patient care.” Full Text

Lucerno Dynamics Delivers Quality Control Solution for Nuclear Medicine Injections

North Carolina Biotechnology Center publishes an interview with Ron Lattanze, CEO of Lucerno Dynamics.

39 States Call on NRC to Update Nuclear Medicine Safety Policy

The Organization of Agreement States (OAS) – 39 states that work with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to regulate medical use of radioactive material – has called on NRC to update a 1980 policy that allows nuclear medicine injection errors (extravasations) to remain hidden from patients, treating physicians, and NRC itself. Press Release

Omnibus Appropriations Package Contains Critical Nuclear Medicine Patient Safety Provisions

Omnibus Directs NRC, CMS, VA to Investigate and Report to Congress on Nuclear Medicine Injection Quality. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Rep. David Price (D-NC) Helped Secure Key Provisions.

Why Quality Matters to Quantification: The Case for Monitoring Radiotracer Injections

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Value Initiative highlighted Lara® in its most recent newsletter .

Nuclear Medicine Project: Injection Quality Varies Widely, Can Be Improved

Quality of Resulting PET/CT Image Depends on Center and Technologist Performing Radiopharmaceutical Injection. Press Release

NRC Advisory Committee to Reevaluate 1980 Nuclear Medicine Policy

Policy Exempted Reporting of Flawed Injections of Radiopharmaceuticals. Lucerno Dynamics CEO: Update Policy to Protect Patients, Improve Care, and Prevent. Press Release

Assessing and Reducing FDG-PET/CT Radiotracer Infiltrations: Lessons in Quality Improvement Sustainability

Carilion Clinic’s experience with Lucerno’s system for quality assurance for PET injections was featured in a poster presentation at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network meeting in Orlando.

Lucerno Dynamics has simplified the ISO 13485:2016 Certification Process with Greenlight Guru

Lucerno use of electronic Quality Management System published as a case study by the software vendor, Greenlight Guru.

CE Marking

Lucerno Dynamics has completed CE mark self-certification.