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Old 05-05-2018, 02:21 PM
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Pretty much, yeah.

Due to licensure and regulations, we can't stock the radiotracers ourselves; they have to come from a central pharmacy (thanks USP797). The tracers are technically pharmaceuticals so they fall under those regulations, but the radioactive component puts them under our scope of practice to be able make them ourselves. Some outlying areas have been able to get around it by arguing scope of practice and showing they can comply with USP797.

And no cardiologist is going to come supervise a stress test in the middle of the night. They'd laugh at you for even suggesting it. Personally I wouldn't mind if they put us on call just to be able to let us know, hey you have a patient for tomorrow and not have to actually come in for anything but they're not going to do that.
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