Join me, nuclear medicine technologist challenges girls

Nuclear medicine technologist Ms Patricia Mbaabu attending to a patient at the Radiography department DXA bone density image scanner at Aga Khan Hospital. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Nuclear medicine technologist Ms Patricia Mbaabu says there is a shortage of nuclear medicine specialists in the country.
  • Government  putting up massive cyclotron at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH).
  • A cyclotron is a machine used to make short-lived radioactive isotopes that can be used for medical imaging or research. 
  • It takes training in nuclear medicine to run a PET scan, handle cyclotron and radioactive isotopes.

Girls in Kenya have been urged to study nuclear medicine to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the medical sector.

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