NUCLEAR MEDICINE COUNTRY REPORT. Dr. Zeenat Jabin Dr. Md. Abdul Awal Bangladesh. Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) is located at Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
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NUCLEAR MEDICINE COUNTRY REPORT
Dr. Zeenat Jabin
Dr. Md. Abdul Awal
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) is located at Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
BAEC patronizes research and development in peaceful application of atomic energy as well as focusing on various sectors of the economy, such as health, industries, agriculture and environment working with nuclear technology.
BAEC established one Nuclear Medicine Institute and 13 centers of Nuclear Medicine & Ultrasound throughout the country and provides the administrative infrastructure and financial wheel for running these centers.
Centers for Nuclear Medicine & Ultrasound
Are equipped with
We have been working as Nuclear Medicine physicians in our institutes for the last 7and 5 years respectively with 2 years post- graduation degree of masters level in Nuclear Medicine.
Our institute offers both diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine services and we have to work in a team which consists of physicians, medical physicists, bio-chemists, technologists and support staff.
Routine works include
Specialized nuclear medicine techniques such as:
Conventional studies that are done in our departments:
2. Radio-immuno-assay & other in vitro techniques
3. Ultrasonographic Imaging
Color Doppler and B mode ultrasonogram of abdominopelvic organs and also neonatal brain, breasts and small parts of body are scanned.
4. Therapeutic activity
5. Academic responsibilities
Expected outcomes of the training course
Institute of Nuclear Medicine is planning to include a PET system with a baby cyclotron and expand its service further by inclusion of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for imaging and research.
So, there will be a good opportunity for us to work with cyclotrons after this training and provide better and modern facilities to our patients.
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT
(That I took part):
Effectiveness of scintimammography with 99mTechnetium Sestamibi for the initial diagnosis of breast cancer.
TARGET OF THE DEVELOPMENT:
The study was done with 60 cases (20 to 60 yrs, female),where clinically suspected palpable breast lumps were investigated by 99mTc-Sestamibi scintimammography and FNAC of breast with ultrasound scanning of the lesions.
Country's policy on Nuclear Medicine
1.Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission works as the administrative body under the ministry of science, information and communication technology.
2. It regulates the country's policy on Nuclear Medicine.
3. Moreover, research and development in peaceful applications of atomic energy in the fields of agriculture, industries, electronics, physical and biological sciences are the key functions.
4. BAEC gets support from IAEA and various other international organizations like ARCCNM for research, promotion and development of Nuclear Medicine facilities in the country.
5. Our country has strict radiation control law and BAEC provides service to analyze food and other export items, measurement of radiation both in work places and radiation workers as well as standardization of radiation control instruments throughout the years.
Development stage of Nuclear Medicine fields
1. Nuclear Medicine is a rapidly growing subject in Bangladesh. Newer technologies are introduced continuously and our research activities and publications are upgrading every year.
2. Nuclear oncology and Nuclear cardiology are the two main aspects where tremendous development has taken place in the recent years.
3. Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine especially palliative treatment of bone pain and other malignancies, radio-immunotherapy and provision of PET and cyclotrons are our future plans to accomplish.
IMPORTANT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PROJECTS
CO-OPERATION IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE WITH SOUTH KOREA.
Bangladesh has a very friendly relation with South Korea in Nuclear Medicine field. It would not be inappropriate to mention that we arranged the second annual general meeting of ARCCNM in our country last year and Professor Myung-Chul Lee, M.D. of Seoul National University Hospital was the chairman of ARCCNM, who enlightened us with his lecture titled ‘Current status of PET application’.
So we always welcome every Nuclear medicine scientist as a global colleague of us.