- Key words: radiopharmaceuticals, quality, control.
- Page(s) : 127-34
- Published in: 1998
In France, since 1992, radiopharmaceuticals are drugs. Three groups of radiopharmaceuticals are distinguished : ready for use, eluate of generator and radiolabelled particles prepared just before administration to patients. A quality control is necessary for a safe and effective use of radiopharmaceuticals : visual inspection, pH determination, chemical purity, radionucleidic purity, radiochemical purity, sterility. These controls must be performed by qualified radiopharmacists. The authors present their practical experience in putting on a radiopharmaceutical activity in an hospital nuclear medecine departement.