Nuclear medicine in Turkey

Nuclear medicine in Turkey

Overview

  • Release Date: May 14, 2017

The 29th  National Nuclear Medicine Congress organized by the Turkish Nuclear Medicine Association (TNTD) was held in Antalya on 10-14 May 2017. At the congress with “Nuclear Medicine in Future Medicine” theme and 400 participants, the latest developments and innovations on nuclear medicine expertise have evaluated.

President of Nuclear Medicine Association of Turkey and Nuclear Medicine Professor Dr. Zehra Özcan at Ege University Faculty of Medicine explained that among the total number of 80 PET / CT and PET / MR devices used in cancer diagnosis and treatment in the world, Turkey has 3 of them. “In Turkey, nuclear medicine has caught many European countries and the United States in terms of device and human power, as well as scientific research and productivity.”
Ms. Ozcan also added that the number of nuclear medical experts and the staff of the health worker should be increased.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are about 540 nuclear medical experts in Turkey and approximately 390 devices that perform conventional nuclear medicine tests.

 

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.