This subject will continue the students' comprehensive education in Nuclear Medicine procedures. It deals with the development and comparison of methods appropriate to each of a number of important body systems including Respiratory System, Central Nervous System and Cardiovascular System, and cross sectional anatomy. The subject aims to provide a broad based understanding of the principles and practice of Nuclear Medicine Techniques, providing a sound platform of knowledge for students to take into both their clinical placement and final year of studies.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Biomedical Sciences
B AppSc(NucMedTech) students only
Module 1: Respiratory System: Radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals Physiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy. Protocol variations for differing pathologies (dynamic and static imaging) Positioning techniques for imaging Quantitative information available Paediatric considerations Image interpretation Module 2: Central Nervous System: Radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals Physiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy CSF / cisternography studies Positioning techniques for imaging Quantitative information available Paediatric considerations Image interpretation Module 3: Cardiovascular System: Radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals Physiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy Gated rest and stress blood pool imaging Venography Cardiac shunt and first pass studies Positioning techniques for imaging Quantitative information available with and without imaging Paediatric considerations Image interpretation Module 4: Cross sectional imaging Study of cross sectional imaging anatomy of the head and thorax as demonstrated on CT and MRI images, in order to - recognise major anatomical structures using the above imaging modalities. - recognise SPECT physiological imaging pathologies in context to cross sectional anatomy of the head and thorax. Clinical Component: This subject will provide the student with a 5 week program of directly supervised clinical experience in appropriate Nuclear Medicine Centres. Emphasis will be placed on complementing and consolidating acquired knowledge. Problem Based Learning styles will enable the student to expand on these areas where the work environment provides other experience. Students will build on their patient-care skills and be exposed to different clinical situations.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.