Bachelor's degree in Radiology Techniques for Imaging and Radiotherapy (to qualify as a medical radiology technician) (Verona)

Nuclear medicine - DIAGNOSTICA CONVENZIONALE E PET IN MEDICINA NUCLEARE

Course code
4S01772
Name of lecturer
Michele Zuffante
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
Lezioni 3A 1 semestre TSRM dal Jan 11, 2021 al Mar 5, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the main diagnostic techniques in Nuclear Medicine by introducing basic clinical notions. In particular, the clinical reasons determining the choice of a specific investigation and a precise radiopharmaceutical in order to provide a response to the diagnostic question are discussed in more details.
Particular attention is given to the preparation of the patient, the way in which images are acquired and their processing. The student must be able to evaluate from the images the technical quality of the acquisition, recognizing altered radiopharmaceutical distributions deriving from labelling abnormalities or incorrect preparation of the patient, poor image quality caused by incorrect use of acquisition parameters or patient movement.
The diagnostic impact of the new hybrid PET-TC and SPECT-TC equipment is presented, focusing attention on the fundamental role of the radiographer in the management of these devices.

Syllabus

Diagnostic applications of Nuclear Medicine: techniques diagnostic for the study of Osteoarticular apparatus, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, central nervous system, renal urinary tract, thyroid and parathyroid study, study of the adrenal gland and Neuroendocrine tumors, study of the Sentinel lymph node, Pediatric study.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Fanti S., Lopci E., Monetti N. Compendio di Diagnostica Medico Nucleare (Edizione 2) Società Editrice Esculapio 2013 978-88-7488-614-2
Volterrani D., Erba A.P., Mariani G. Fondamenti di Medicina Nucleare (Edizione 9) Springer 2010 978-88-470-1684-2

Assessment methods and criteria

Written evaluation and if necessary oral



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