News

The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Overview of the Cyclotron PET Licensing Process.” The seminar was conducted in two 2-hour sessions on October 6-7, 2020. RSRP experts provided an overview of the production and licensing of radioactive material for positron emission tomography (PET) using cyclotrons, covering PET radiopharmaceutical materials to be considered for the licensing of PET facilities, safety requirements for the design and construction of PET facilities, and the principles of shielding and other radiation protection...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Introduction to Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Principles” for West Africa countries. The seminar was conducted on September 29, 2020; with a session lasting approximately 2 hours.   The seminar provided an overview of basic Radiation Physics concepts, brief discussion of biological effects and considerations under the development of regulatory limits and basic radiation safety practices to protect workers/public (external radiation safety controls and basic contamination controls)....
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Introduction to Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Principles” for Latin American countries. The seminar was conducted on September 22, 2020; with a session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of basic Radiation Physics concepts, brief discussion of biological effects and considerations under the development of regulatory limits and basic radiation safety practices to protect workers/public (external radiation safety controls and basic contamination controls...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered one more time the virtual training seminar on “Overview of Cyclotron PET Licensing Process”. The seminar was conducted in two sessions, on September 14 and 15, 2020; with each session lasting approximately 2 hours.   The seminar provided an overview of the production of PET radioactive material licensing including, PET radiopharmaceutical materials to be considered for the licensing of PET facilities, safety requirements for the design and construction of PET facilities and the principles of shielding and other radiation...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Introduction to Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Principles”. The seminar was conducted on August 26, 2020; with a session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of basic Radiation Physics concepts, brief discussion of biological effects and considerations under the development of regulatory limits and basic radiation safety practices to protect workers/public (external radiation safety controls and basic contamination controls). Thirty (30) regulatory staff...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar for Latin American countries on “Overview of Cyclotron PET Licensing Process”. The seminar was conducted in two sessions, on August 24 & 25, 2020; with each session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of the production of PET radioactive material licensing including, PET radiopharmaceutical materials to be considered for the licensing of PET facilities, safety requirements for the design and construction of PET facilities and the principles of shielding and other...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Overview of Cyclotron PET Licensing Process”. The seminar was conducted in two sessions, on July 22 and July 28, 2020; with each session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of the production of PET radioactive material licensing including, PET radiopharmaceutical materials to be considered for the licensing of PET facilities, safety requirements for the design and construction of PET facilities and the principles of shielding and other radiation protection safety...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training workshop on shielding calculation for industrial radiological sources with a focus on Nuclear Gauges. The workshop was conducted in two sessions: a theoretical session on July 1 and a hands-on practical session on July 3, 2020. The discussed topic addresses a common capacity building need across several RSRP partners. This activity was attended by regulatory staff from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and the U.S. The workshop discussed the theoretical approach to perform shielding...
On June 17, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) program met on-line with the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). The discussions mainly focused on the RURA’s interest to start collaborating on the development of Rwanda´s radiation sources/generators database and regulatory development, supported by the RSRP. Adapting to travel limitations imposed by COVID-19, the RSRP has shifted many of its activities to virtual sessions via ZOOM, Skype and other means.
On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) program met on-line with the Group of Nuclear Affairs and Non-Conventional Energies of Ministry of Energy and Mines in Colombia. The discussions focused on ongoing regulatory work in Colombia and possible support from the RSRP. Several topics of interest from regulatory development to capacity building were identified as potential areas for collaboration. Adapting to travel limitations imposed by COVID-19, the RSRP is now conducting various activities via virtual sessions via ZOOM, Skype...