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Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: Dynamic Renography

Module Description: Audience: Radiologic Technologists interested in learning about Nuclear Medicine
Prerequisites: Basic Introduction to Nuclear Medicine is suggested
Skill Level: Intermediate
This course offers an in depth reconnaissance of a nuclear medicine examination of the kidneys: dynamic renography. The course also deals with the relevant anatomy, fetal development and physiology of the kidneys, and with some concepts from nephrology. The course is primarily intended as continuous education for professionals in the field of diagnostic imaging. Other (health care) professionals can also take this course, and use it to deepen their understanding of this nuclear medicine procedure.

Learning Objectives
* Describe the relevant anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
* Describe the difference between static and dynamic examinations
* Explain the rationale of dynamic renography
* Outline the procedure of this examination
* Understand the choice of the radiopharmaceuticals used
* List the main indications for referral
* Explain the basic principles and practice of background subtraction
* Outline the computer techniques for quantification of kidney function
* Discuss the special features of ACEI renography
* Discuss the special features of diuresis renography

Author: 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. 

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 2.50
Price: $50.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/1/2020: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
5 months and 20 days

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 2.50
Price: $37.50
Module Expiration Date:
6/1/2020: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
5 months and 20 days