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Nuclear Medicine Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) BE Biomedical Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Module 1 - Basics of Nuclear Physics and Production of Radionuclide
101.00 Basics of Nuclear Physics
  • Radioactivity
  • Radioactive Decay Law
  • Radioactive Decay Processes
  • Units of Radioactivity Measurement
  • Successive Decay Equations
  • Statistics of Counting
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter.
102.00 Production of Radionuclide
  • Methods of radionuclide production: Nuclear Reactor, Medical Cyclotron & Radionuclide Generators.
  • Spectra of commonly used radio nuclides e.g. I-131, Tc-99m, Cr-51, Cs-137.
  • Problems in radiation measurements.
200.00 Module 2 - Radiopharmaceuticals, Internal Radiation Dosimetry and Radiation Safety
201.00 Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Ideal Radiopharmaceutical
  • Methods of Radiolabeling.
202.00 Internal Radiation Dosimetry
  • Absorbed Dose Calculations to Target & NonTarget Tissues
  • MIRD Methodology.
203.00 Radiation Safety
  • Natural & Artificial Radiation Exposure
  • External & Internal Radiation Hazard
  • Methods of Minimizing External Exposure
  • Methods of Preventing Internal Exposure
  • Evaluation of External & Internal Hazard
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Ethics in Nuclear medicine.
300.00 Module 3 - Detectors in Nuclear Medicine and Counting and Measuring System and in Vitro Techniques(Brief Description)
301.00 Detectors in Nuclear Medicine and Counting and Measuring System
  • Gas filled Detectors
  • Scintillation Detectors and Solid State Detectors
  • Scintillation Counting System
  • Gamma Ray Spectrometry
  • Radionuclide Dose Calibrator
  • Properties of Detectors.
302.00 In Vitro Techniques(Brief Description)
  • Introduction
  • Single and Double Isotope method
  • Radioimmunoassay
  • RIA Counting System
  • Liquid scintillation Counting system
  • RIA Applications.
400.00 Module 4 - in Vivo Techniques
401.00 In Vivo Techniques
  • General Principle
  • Uptake Monitoring System
  • Rectilinear Scanner
  • Gamma Camera Fundamentals
  • Position Circuitry and working
  • Computer Interface
  • Performance Parameters
  • Quality Control Functions.
500.00 Module 5 - Emission Tomography Techniques and Clinical Applications, Introduction to Hybrid Modalities and Clinical Applications
501.00 Emission Tomography Techniques and Clinical Applications
  • Introduction
  • Principles and applications of SPECT
  • Principles and applications of PET
  • System performance parameters and Quality Control Functions.
502.00 Introduction to Hybrid Modalities
  • PET/CT, SPECT/CT
503.00 Clinical Applications
  • Clinical Applications of PET, SPECT and Hybrid Modalities in Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology.
600.00 Module 6 - Radionuclide Therapy
601.00 Radionuclide Therapy
  • Choice of a Radionuclide in Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
  • Treatment of Benign & Malignant Diseases
  • Palliative & Curative Procedures.
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