TOKYO, 23rd May, 2016 (WAM) — Osaka University in Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, have signed an agreement which recognises the university as an Asian Centre for the Teaching of Nuclear Medicine, enabling the biggest possible number of doctors to safely use nuclear medicine and nuclear facilities.

The agreement, which is the first of the IAEA Agency with Osaka University, entered into force immediately and lasts for three years. In the medical field, nuclear energy is used for purposes such as treatment and diagnosis of cancers.

Osaka University has so far accepted more than 40 doctors from a variety of countries, including Vietnam and Thailand, and provided them with Nuclear Medicine Education.