Guide To NIST, July 1998
RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL STANDARDIZATION LABORATORY
Capabilities: The radiopharmaceutical standardization laboratory provides calibration services for radionuclides and is available for technical users who must make measurements consistent with national standards or who require higher accuracy calibrations than are available with commercial standards. NIST also undertakes basic research to develop new methods of standardizing radionuclides for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. These studies include measurements of decay-scheme parameters, such as half lives and gamma-ray emission probabilities, and identification of radionuclidic impurities.
Availability: The customer has no direct use of the facility. NIST staff can provide calibration services for any previously standardized radionuiclide. As part of the same program, research associates of the Nuclear Energy Institute produce standards that are certified by NIST as Standard Reference Materials for distribution to the radiopharmaceutical user communities.
Contact: Brian E. Zimmerman
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Online: May 1997 - Last update: August, 1998