A paper has just been published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology about a freeware database compiling drug interaction and adverse event data for use by nuclear medicine clinicians. The software has been developed by two Spanish radiopharmacy specialists: Ana Agudo Martínez, PhD, from the Nuclear Medicine Service at Macarena University Hospital in Sevilla, and Jesus Luis Gomez Perales, PhD, from the Nuclear Medicine Service at Puerta del Mar University Hospital in Cadiz.
The freeware database, called Datinrad, “contains all the information published to date on drug–radiopharmaceutical interactions and adverse effects of radiopharmaceuticals and allows users to introduce new data from future publications. The collection of these data and their easy availability to all nuclear medicine personnel will be useful in the recognition of a possible adverse reaction or drug interaction that may alter the radiopharmaceutical biodistribution and lead to a misdiagnosis”, wrote the authors. The database will be continuously updated by the authors in its download website, by adding to the database the new data appearing in the scientific literature.
This open-access database application is available free of charge in both English and Spanish at www.radiopharmacy.net.