RDGY30620 Nuclear Medicine

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides the student with the fundamental knowledge that underpins the clinical practice, technology and image processing in Nuclear Medicine and PETCT imaging. The module is comprised of a series of lectures. The theoretical learning on this module is supported by the use of video clips from the clinical setting and annoymised case studies.
The syllabus will encourage you to consider technological and clinical practice issues to include:
Components of RNI and PET equipment, principles of imaging; radiopharmacy; radionuclides; safety issues; QA; future developments. Lectures in both RNI and PET will cover the common examinations performed in both imaging sub specialities and incorporate an array of case studies to demonstrate clinical applications. Patient care and preparation, clinical indications, scan protocols, and basic image appearances will be considered for a range of anatomical areas. Best practice guidelineswill be discussed and there will be inclusion of the current research for topics taught.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Discuss the principles of RNI and PETCT imaging;
2. Discuss Radiopharmacy practice and QA;
3. Understand radiation issues in RNI and PETCT;
4. Discuss equipment QA
5. Justify RNI/PETCT application/examination for a given clinical scenario based on clinical guidelines and evidence;
6. Be able to describe how to perform RNI and PETCT examinations for a variety of anatomical areas;
7. Understand and demonstrate an ability to perform RNI and PETCT examinations safely; infection control, patient preparation and care, radiation protection: patient/staff/public.
8. Demonstrate an ability to recognise, describe and interpret anatomy and pathology on RNI and PETCT images for case studies included in the lecture series.
9. Have an understanding of cutting edge developments and future developments in RNI and PET.

Indicative Module Content:

Key topics covered are indicated in the learning outcome section:
Technology of RNI / PET
Radiopharmacy for RNI and PET/CT
Clinical and Practical considerations for a range of commonly performed procedures.
Radiographic Techniques for a range of commonly performed procedures.
RNI/PET QA and Safety

Clinical case studies: RNI/PET
Guidelines RNI/PET

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Principal mode: Live Online Lectures

CAL/Exam Tutorial 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of trimester exam, may contain image based questions 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Mid Trimester Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Jaka Potocnik Lecturer / Co-Lecturer