Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology,Presentation Transcript
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND ARCCNM Meeting Jakarta, Indonesia September 29th, 2003 Sombut Boonyaprapa [email_address]
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In 1955, Prof. Romsai Suwanik used Au 198 for reduction of ascitic fluid in the patient who had carcinoma of the ovary. In 1959, first cobalt radiotherapy system was installed in Siriraj hospital.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In 1963, there were many reports on the use of isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases from Thailand.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In 1963, the office of atomic energy for peace (OAEP) had facility to produce many isotopes, such as I 131 Na 24 K 40 Br 82 P 32 Au 198 for nuclear medicine researches and clinical practice. In this year, the first rectilinear scanner, 3” Picker Magna scanner was installed.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In 1965, I 131 BSP was used for hepatobiliary scan by rectilinear scanner (Picker co. and Nuclear Chicago Co.) In this year, Thailand began to have technical assistance from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND Since 1965, IAEA experts, IAEA training scholarship and technical assistance were implemented in Thailand. In 1966, the first gamma camera (Nuclear Chicago Pho/gamma I) was installed in Siriraj Hospital
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In 1985, first single head SPECT was installed in Vajira hospital. In 1987, Nuclear Medicine Society of Thailand was established.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In the present time (2003): 18 Nuclear Medicine Centers 28 SPECT Cameras More than 20 Bone mineral densitometers No PET Camera
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In the present time (2003): Thai Nuclear Medicine Journal Thai Nuclear Medicine Homepage ( www.thaisnm.org)
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In the present time (2003): Nuclear Medicine Society of Thailand Nuclear Cardiology Society of Thailand (Cardiac Imaging Society of Thailand) Thai Medical Physicist Society
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND In the present time (2003): 3 years training for medical doctor for Thai board of Nuclear Medicine At least two academic nuclear medicine meetings in every year
Nuclear Medicine in Chiang Mai
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND Nuclear cardiology study:
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND Nuclear medicine problem: No PET system Nuclear medicine studies are not so popular among clinicians for clinical practice Small numbers of NM physicians and physicists
NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN THAILAND ACKNOWLEDHEMENT: Prof. Dr. Romsai Suwanick Prof. Dr. Sanan Simarak Prof. Dr. Makumkrong Posayachinda Asso. Prof. Dr. Vatcharin Ratanamart Asso. Prof. Dr. Molrudee Ekmahachai Asso. Prof. Nonglak Vilasdechanon
S. Boonyaprapa, M.D.
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine,
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, THAILAND.