Nuclear Medicine

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/12 FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The teaching is intended to steer the student about the most common diagnostic techniques regarding nuclear medicine imaging in the following fields: cardiology, oncology, neurology, nephron-urology, endocrinology and diagnostics of infectious processes, as well as the use, management and production of radiopharmaceuticals. Special attention will be given to integrated imaging techniques (SPECT and PET-CT) and radiation protection of the patient with reference to the Italian legislation and the recommendations in the European context. It's also goal of the teaching to give students knowledge about the equipment used in nuclear medicine (gamma cameras and positron emission tomography), their functionality and the quality controls performed on them.
Expected learning outcomes
After completing the course, students must:
- have acquired theoretical knowledge on the activities of the Radiology Technician inside a Nuclear Medicine Service
- know the daily used equipment in a service of Nuclear Medicine
- have acquired the basics regarding management and production of radiopharmaceuticals
- be able to describe the equipment using guidelines, in relation to the types of procedures to be conducted
- know the main exam protocols in Nuclear Medicine.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Atomic physics, x-ray protection, and dosimetry
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Conventional diagnostics in nuclear medicine and radiometabolic therapy (RMT)
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Nuclear-medicine devices, training, and processing images, quality control
ING-INF/07 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Radiopharmaceuticals
BIO/12 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Maioli Claudio
Techniques in nuclear medicine
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours