INTERPORT ACCEPTED ISOTOPES FOR SIBERIAN CLINICAL CENTRE OF FEDERAL MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGENCY OF RUSSIA
The first consignment of radioactive isotopes — about 18 packages — for the new and only Trans-Urals radionuclide therapy unit had been delivered. That kind of amount is enough to make provision for patients for 7 days.
Isotopes are needed for Radioiodine Therapy for patients with thyroid cancer, thyrotoxicosis and bone metastases treatment.
Later deliveries for the radionuclide therapy unit in Nuclear Medicine Centre of Siberian Clinical Centre of Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia will be carried out weekly.
Regular delivery of short-lived isotopes to Krasnoyarsk became possible because Interport's operator has a license fr om Atomnadzor. According to classification of International Air Transport Association (IATA), such shipments belong to danger class 7 and require special care and provisional safety measures.
These requirements can be met with different technical equipment, tools for fastening goods and many others. Aside from that, there are three different access levels to the storage point only for the most experienced personnel who had special instructions. The shipment in transport packaging is delivered to the radioactive materials storage point, wh ere it can be stored for a period of time from several hours to several days. After radiation control cargo can be delivered to the consignee.