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Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: Bone Scintigraphy

Module Description:
Audience: Nuclear Medicine technologists
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of nuclear medicine.
Skill Level: Introductory
In this course the theory and practice of the Nuclear Medicine procedure “Bone Scintigraphy” will be discussed. This course will also review bone physiology, the bone scintigraphy procedure, the radiopharmaceuticals utilized, and the strengths and limitations of the procedure.


Learning Objectives
* Describe the relevant physiology of bone formation
* Explain the underlying rationale of bone scintigraphy
* Outline the procedure of the examination
* Motivate the choice of the radiopharmaceuticals used
* List the main indications for referral
* Describe how these indications present themselves on a bone scintigraphy
* Explain the strengths and weaknesses of bone scintigraphy
* Explain the reason of the sensitivity and specificity of the procedure
* Name the contraindications
* Describe how bone scan images are displayed


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: 2.00
Price: $40.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/10/2019: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 2.00
Price: $36.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/10/2019: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months



 

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