AERB Seals Nuclear Medicine Facility for Regulatory Violations

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has sealed a nuclear medicine facility in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, following a surprise inspection on May 7th, 2024. The AERB issued a notice on its actions on May 9, 2024.

The facility, which houses PET-CT equipment, was found to be in violation of regulatory requirements. These regulatory requirements are outlined in the AERB Nuclear Medicine Safety Code and the Atomic Energy (Radiation Protection) Rules, 2004.

Significance of the Action:

AERB prioritizes safety in nuclear medicine practices. Sealing the facility underscores the importance of adhering to regulations concerning radiation protection for both staff and patients.

This incident highlights AERB’s commitment to enforcing safety standards within the nuclear medicine field.