Radilogical Technology-Nuclear Medicine

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Code Completion Credits Range
16RTNM Z,ZK 3 2+1
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Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation

Radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical production, radiation detection in nuclear medicine, scintigraphy - bacis principles, tomographic imaging - SPECT and PET, tomographic recontruction in nuclear medicine, image quality in nuclear medicine, quantification in nuclear medicine, Internal radiation dosimetry


Completion of the course exam is conditioned by successful completion of courses 01MAT4, 16ZDOZN2, 16URF2 and 16DETE.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Basic principles NM radiounklidy and radiopharmaceuticals - production requirements and

characteristics, activity and physical properties of radionuclides in NM.

2. Detection of ionizing radiation in NM.

3. Scintigraphy - gamma camera, collimator, gamma camera parameters optimization.

4. Image quality in NM.

5. Tomographic imaging in NM - SPECT,

6. PET - detection, charging and image reconstruction, algorithms reconstruction, attenuation correction, examples of clinical applications.

7. Data processing in NM.

8. Quality management - instrument parameters and methods of measurement.

9. Determination of radiation exposure of patients - compartmental analysis

dosimetry of internal emitters, the estimate of effective dose, dose reduction methods.

10. Diagnostic methods in-vivo and in-vitro.

11. Radiation protection of patients, staff and the public.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Determination of activity and physical properties of radionuclides.

2. Detection of ionizing radiation.

3. Scintigraphy - gamma camera, collimator, gamma camera parameters optimization.

4. Tomographic imaging.

5. PET - examples of clinical applications.

6. Data processing in NM.

7. Dosimetry of internal emitters, the estimate of effective dose.

Study Objective:


Knowledge about radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical production using in nuclear medicine.


Use the appropriate type of radiopharmaceuticals for the type of examination with respect to image quality and minimize patient dose.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] James A. Sorenson, Michael E. Phelps, Physics in Nuclear Medicine, August 2003

[2] J. Bille, W. Schlegel, Medizinische Physik, Bd.2, Medizinische Strahlenphysik, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2002

Recommended references:

[3] J.T. Bushberg et al, The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 2002

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