HIGHER GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CLINICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ADVANCED NUCLEAR PHYSICS

Interaction between ionizing radiation and matters, energy absorption, linear attenuation coefficient and exponential, scattering-coherent and incoherent, pair production, total attenuation coefficient, the interaction between charged particles and matters.

 

ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

Technology of diagnostic imaging systems : radiographic, fluoroscopic, special procedures, computed radiography, mammography, CT, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine imaging systems and radiation treatment planning system.

 

RADIOPHARMACOLOGY

Characteristics of an ideal radiopharmaceutical, preparation and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals, storage conditions, precaution and complications in the use of radiopharmaceuticals.

 

RADIOIMMUNOASSAY AND RELATED TECHNIQUE

Principles, concept, procedures, radioactivity measurement, calculation of results, quality control and error of radioimmunoassay (RIA) and related techniques, clinical applications of thyroid hormones and tumour markers.

 

RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING STUDY I

Pathophysiology, indications and contraindications, procedures, interpretation, normal and abnormal findings from radionuclide organ imaging study in thyroid gland, central nervous system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, hepatobiliary system, lymphatic system, reticulo-endotherial system (spleen and bone marrow) and genital system.

 

RADIONUCLIDE NON-IMAGING STUDY I

Pathophysiology, indications and contraindications, procedures, interpretation, normal and abnormal findings from radionuclide non-imaging study in thyroid gland, renal, splenic and bone marrow function, hematological studies : blood volume, red cell survival, leukocyte survival, platelet survival, iron kinetics and Vitamin B12 absorption.

 

RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY I

Indications and contraindications for radionuclide therapy, space and patient preparation, dose calculation, administration techniques, precaution, early and late complications and radiation dosimetry in treating patients with hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.

 

UPDATED NUCLEAR MEDICINE I

Updated and advanced technology in nuclear medicine.

 

INTERNAL MEDICINE FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

Diagnosis and management of patients with common diseases of cardiovascular system, genitourinary tract, neurological system and gastrointestinal system.

 

ADVANCED NUCLEAR MEDICINE INSTRUMENTATION

Principles of radionuclide “dose calibrator”, well counters, probe systems, scintillation camera, SPECT systems, PET systems, survey instruments, quality control and preventive maintenance.

 

RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING STUDY II

Pathophysiology, indications and contraindications, procedures, interpretation, normal and abnormal findings from radionuclide organ imaging study in cardiovascular system, genitourinary system and endocrine system.

 

RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING STUDY III

Pathophysiology, indications and contraindications, procedures, interpretation, normal and abnormal findings from radionuclide organ imaging study in oncology, inflammation and other organs.

 

RADIONUCLIDE NON-IMAGING STUDY II

Pathophysiology, indications and contraindications, procedures, interpretation, normal and abnormal findings from non-imaging study : bone mineral study, dynamic and blood flow studies, body water and electrolyte, kinetic studies, metabolic studies.

 

RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY II

Indications and contraindications for radionuclide therapy, space and patient preparation, dose calculation, administration techniques, precaution, early and late complications, radiation dosimetry in treating patients with neural crest tumors, and treatment of other types of cancer.

 

UPDATED NUCLEAR MEDINE II

Updated and advanced technology in nuclear medicine.

 

SPECIAL PROJECT

Conducting clinical nuclear medicine research, Submitting the paper to the committee, oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine of Thailand.