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Batan, UI to build center on nuclear medicine

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 28 2011   /  08:00 am

The National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) has announced its plan to build a medical physics center at the University of Indonesia (UI) Depok, West Java, campus.

Batan chairman, Hudi Hastowo, said the project, in cooperation with the UI and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), would start in 2012 and aim at assisting Indonesian cancer treatment centers with the provision of the highest quality treatment for their radiation therapy patients through education, research and clinical application of physics and biology.
Nuclear medicine: Employees use a nuclear medicine machine in this photo released to the media in 2007. Nuclear technology is used in the healthcare system to provide medical imaging to detect the progress of diseases in the body. Philips via Bloomberg NewsThe program on nuclear technology for medicine would be a graduate program, Hudi said.

He said Bat...