Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences

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Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences
Established1961
DirectorDr. Ajay Kumar Singh
LocationNew Delhi
Operating agency
DRDO
WebsiteINMAS Home Page

Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) is a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in New Delhi, it is involved in Nuclear medicine research and responding to nuclear accidents and explosions.[1][2] The department of nuclear medicine under the institute offers a two-year diploma in radiation medicine since 1968, making it the first formal training program in nuclear medicine in the world.[3]

History[edit]

The origin of the institute can be traced back to the establishment of a Radiation Cell in 1956 at Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi. The initial assignment was to undertake a study on the consequences of the use of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. The cell was later upgraded to Radiation Medicine Division in 1959 and to the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences in 1961.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quick response team to handle nuke blast". Outlook. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  2. ^ Multidisciplinary laboratory of DRDO
  3. ^ Major activities of Department