Portal:Questions for Examination of Nuclear Medicine

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Basic Science of Nuclear Medicine
  1. Basic physics - radioactive decay, interaction of radiation with matter
  2. Radiation biology - biological effects of ionising radiation, mechanisms, deterministic and stochastic effects
  3. Radiation safety and protection - principles, guidelines for patients and for personnel
  4. Radiopharmaceuticals - definition, production, quality control, examples of clinical applications
  5. Nuclear medicine instrumentation - scintillation detector, scintillation (gamma) camera, non-imaging instruments
  6. Recording and processing of scintigraphic images - analogue and digital images, data acquisition, image processing in nuclear medicine
  7. Principles of emission tomography - SPECT - basic principles, radiopharmaceuticals, reconstruction techniques, examples of clinical applications
  8. Principles of emission tomography - PET - basic principles, radiopharmaceuticals, reconstruction techniques, examples of clinical applications
  9. Diagnostic accuracy - sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, ROC curves, applications in clinical practice
  10. Clinical Nuclear Medicine

  11. Nuclear cardiology - myocardial perfusion imaging, radionuclide ventriculography, examination of shunts
  12. Pulmonary system - lung perfusion scintigraphy, lung ventilation scintigraphy, intrathoracic infections and tumours
  13. Central nervous system - brain perfusion study, receptor systems, cisternography, metabolic studies
  14. Gastrointestinal system - gastric emtpying study, gastrointestinal bleeding study, gastroesophageal reflux, detection of Meckel's diverticulum, hepatobiliary study
  15. Genitourinary system - examination of renal function (clearance studies), renal scintigraphy, radionuclide cystography
  16. Skeletal system - bone scan (planar, SPECT), three (multiple) - phase bone imaging
  17. Lymphatic and vascular system - lymphoscintigraphy, detection of sentinel nodes, radionuclide phlebography
  18. Endocrine system - thyroid imaging, parathyroid imaging
  19. Emergency nuclear medicine - cardiovascular system, urogenital system, gastrointestinal system, hepatobiliary system, central nervous system, musculoskeletal system, transplants
  20. Imaging of inflammation - gallium scintigraphy, leukocyte scintigraphy, labelled antibodies, F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), inflammation processes in the bones
  21. Tumour imaging - scintigraphy, tumour markers
  22. Radionuclide therapy - malignant and bening thyroid diseases, palliative therapy of skeletal metastases, radionuclide synovectomy, tumour therapy