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Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: Radionuclide Examinations of the Thyroid Gland

Module Description: Audience: Nuclear Medicine technologists.
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of nuclear medicine.
Skill Level: Intermediate
This course is about the relation between the thyroid gland and diagnostic nuclear medicine. The course starts with an extensive overview of thyroid development, anatomy, physiology and pathology. Then several nuclear medicine examinations of the thyroid gland will be explored: thyroid scintigraphy, iodine uptake estimation and the perchlorate discharge test.

Learning Objectives
* describe the embryological development of the thyroid gland
* identify the importance of the thyroid hormones for the physiology of the human body
* describe the process of production, storage and excretion of the thyroid hormones
* outline the control mechanisms in thyroid hormone production and release
* discuss thyroid pathology
* describe cause(s), consequences and treatment of frequently occurring thyroid diseases
* explain relevant aspects of the radionuclide examinations 'thyroid scintigraphy', 'iodine uptake estimation' and 'perchlorate discharge test'

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: 3.50
Price: $70.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/12/2020: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 3.50
Price: $63.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/12/2020: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months