Professor Ladimer Nagurney of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering co-authored an OpEd piece in the Springfield (MA) Sunday Republican, July 10, 2011 entitled,
"Viewpoint: Passage of American Medical Isotope Production Act of 2011 will help ensure U.S. nuclear medicine supply chain"
The OpEd can be accessed online at
The OpEd is based upon a scholarly paper he co-authored, entitled, "Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach."
The paper develops a tractable network model and computational approach for the design and redesign of medical nuclear supply chains. Its is on the supply chain of the most commonly used radioisotope for medical imaging utilized in cardiac and cancer diagnostics. This topic is of special relevance to healthcare given the medical nuclear product’s widespread use as well as the aging of the nuclear reactors where it is produced. The framework developed in the article provides the foundation for further empirical research and the basis for the modeling and analysis of supply chain networks for other very time-sensitive medical products.
The article can be accessed online at:
The research will also be presented at the Seventh Conference on Integrated Risk Management (INTRIM) in Operations and Global Supply Chains at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 30th and August 1st; http://intrimatmcgill.wordpress.com/
At the University of Hartford, Professor Nagurney instructs BE 401, Biomedical Instrumentation, that includes topics on the design of Nuclear Medical Imaging instrumentation for clinical use.