Physics of Medical Imaging – Course 5 (Nuclear Medicine)
March 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm GMT
Course 5 of the multi-course offerings by the ICR. See https://iapm.ie/event/physics-medical-imaging/ or the website below for additional information.
This longstanding course is designed to teach the scientific principles upon which nuclear medicine imaging is based. It gives an introduction to the underlying physics and radiochemistry principles which form the basis of nuclear medicine before delivering a set of detailed lectures covering all aspects of imaging.
The course is run over four days (Tuesday to Friday). Each day is designed to cover a particular theme. The first day primarily covers radionuclides and radiation protection; the second day focuses on gamma camera and SPECT imaging; the third day is dedicated to PET/CT imaging. The fourth day concentrates on individual patient dosimetry/treatment planning for molecular radiotherapy.
The course is intended to be useful for medical physicists in training and postgraduate students, as well as more experienced professionals seeking to refresh or expand their knowledge in key areas.
The course assumes some familiarity with general principles of physics, but no specific knowledge of nuclear medicine imaging is assumed.