College of Radiographers CPD Endorsed - General, Nuclear Medicine
Basic Introduction to Nuclear Medicine
Audience: Radiologic Technologists interested in learning about Nuclear Medicine
Skill Level: Introductory
This course offers a basic introduction into the principles and practice of Nuclear Medicine. The course aims at professionals in the field of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy, who have little or no knowledge about the discipline of Nuclear Medicine. In this course the student will learn the differences between radionuclide imaging and other diagnostic imaging modalities, learn about radiopharmaceuticals, and nuclear medicine procedures.
* Outline the basic principles of nuclear medicine
* Describe the services that nuclear medicine can offer to the patient and his/her clinician
* Discuss the differences between radionuclide imaging and other diagnostic imaging modalities
* Explain in general terms the radiation burden to the patient of radionuclide imaging procedures
* Comprehend the basic characteristics of a radiopharmaceutical
* Describe the expected developments of Nuclear Medicine for the near future
Mr. Willem G. van Hoorn
About the author:
Willem van Hoorn started his career as a radiologic technologist, later to become a nuclear medicine technologist, in hospitals in the city of Delft, the Netherlands. He also worked for a number of years as chief nuclear medicine technologist in a hospital in Rotterdam. In 1990 he joined the School for Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy, in the city of Eindhoven, as teacher of nuclear medicine technology. He largely designed the initial program for nuclear medicine technology of that school and taught for over a decade. Willem has been the Dutch representative in the technologist platform of the EANM, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. In the EANM, he has also served as member of the technologist education subcommittee. For 6 years he has been a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Today he works as a teacher and educational advisor at the Eindhoven University of Technology.