Good Manufacturing Practices and Nuclear Medicine

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is a system for safeguarding so that products are reliably produced and controlled according to quality standards. Its purpose is to minimalize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be removed through testing the final product.

Now one would ask, what does that mean to me, how is it relatable, it’s just a standard like any other one, well no one wants Poor Quality Medicines when they are already sick of god knows what. Also a medicine not made following a good standard and not performing well is not only a health hazard but also a waste of money for the government, the companies and the individual consumers.

Now that we are done with the introduction to the basic principle guiding the production of Nuclear Medicine, we should well Look INTO NUCLEAR MEDICINE! Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

Why Nuclear Medicine is making the enormous leaps that they are is because they are noninvasive, usually painless medical tests which help physicians evaluate medical conditions using radiopharmaceuticals or so aptly named radiotracers. The methods used for these procedures are so advanced they are almost Science-fiction or right out of a Hollywood Movie. They can either be injected, or swallowed (normal people stuff) or inhaled as a gas (yep), then the radioactive emissions are detected by a special camera or imaging device that produces pictures and provides molecular information.

Here is the whole Scenario Step by Step

  • The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages.

There is only one step, a patient doesn’t have to do a lot but just sit and relax and watch Science Fiction Movies while they are at it.

Why is this article about Good Manufacturing Practices when all it really talks about is Kickass Nuclear Stuff, That’s because some people (not you, others) are afraid of anything nuclear (flashback Nagasaki) and to top it, it’s now going inside you while you are sick?

Good Manufacturing Practices and standards ensure that this is all safe and doable with the most minuscule of risks. These procedures are the pinnacle of medical technological advancements and have a right to boast of it. Also PET scan that everyone is asking for in all those doctor movies scenes are all part of the Nuclear Medicine Arsenal.

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