UAE Stakeholder Receive Technical Skills on Nuclear Medicine

The UAE experts received a one–week long technical training on medical use of radioactive materials for cancer treatment.

A Regional Training Course on ‘Medical Physics Aspects in Low and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy’ was organized by the IAEA and hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 25 February to 1 March 2012.
Aimed at providing training in dosimetry, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in brachytherapy, the course combined both low and high dose rate brachytherapy for the effective treatment of cancer patients.
The course is a training activity under the ARASIA TC project "Supporting a pilot Regional Clinical Training Programme in Medical Physics for Radiation Oncology in Saudi Arabia", which has been approved for the ARASIA TC programme 2012-2013.
Among twenty-seven experts from other Member States engaged in the implementation of the project, the UAE participants from the Tawam Hospital obtained essential knowledge and practical skills on concepts of dosimetry, planning and related QC procedures during the training course.