Visit cum practical demonstration at PU

Chandigarh September 24, 2019

            A team of 50 students led by Dr Ashima Pathak and Dr Neetu Thakur from Department of Biotechnology, GGDSD College, Chandigarh, visited the Centre for Nuclear Medicine, Panjab University, Chandigarh for a practical demonstration on handling of radioisotopes and radiation detection Instruments.

            Dr Vijayta D Chadha, Chairperson, Centre for Nuclear Medicine discussed the emerging role of Nuclear Medicine in diagnostics and therapeutics using radioisotopes and also apprised the participants about the ongoing research in the Centre mainly focused on development of radiopharmaceuticals for early detection of cancer.

Dr Chadha shared that Nuclear medicine is an emerging area in medicine and is growing at a fast pace in India and there is a need for trained human resource as medical physicists and radiation safety officers for running nuclear medicine departments. She motivated the young students for opting Nuclear Medicine as one of the promising career options for service of mankind. The students were given practical demonstration about the safe practices for the use and handling of radioactivity and operation of radiation detection instruments.

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