Preclinical PET/SPECT/CT imaging in practice

Method course
Olof Eriksson
Preclinical PET Platform, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14C, 3tr
751 83 Uppsala
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14C, 3tr
1 week

This 1 week intensive course aims to give PhD-students, post-docs, and researchers detailed theroretical and practical knowledge in performing and analysing in vivo molecular imaging studies using a Triumph Trimodality system (PET/SPECT/CT) located at the Preclinical PET Platform.

At the conclusion of the course, the attendees should have gained detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in preclinical PET/SPECT/CT imaging. The attendee should be able to independently plan, perform and analyse a preclinical PET/SPECT/CT imaging study using the Triumph Trimodality system.

The following areas will be adressed:
*Introduction to preclinical PET, SPECT and CT
*Triumph Trimodality system hardwares
*Triumph Trimodality system softwares
*Anaesthesia equipment
*Radiation safety
*Practical handling of the Triumph Trimodality system
*Reconstruction, image analysis and evaluation tools (PMOD)

Requirements: University degree (BSc or MSc) after at least three years study (minimum 120 p or 180 ECTS credits) in the areas of life sciences (e.g. physics, radiophysics, chemistry or biology), medicine, pharmacy or nursing, or other relevant University education.
Teaching is given as lectures, practical demonstration and laborations.

Practical examination where the student will perform a preclinical imaging study and demonstrate knowledge of therory and practice of the Triumph Trimodality system at the end of the course.
Mandatory attendance at lectures, practical demonstration and laborations during the course.

S Vallabhajosula, Molecular Imaging: Radiopharmaceuticals for PET and SPECT, Springer 2009.
Triumph Trimodality Scanner user manual, Gamma-Medica Ideas 2009.

Olof Eriksson, Ramkumar Selvaraju, Sergio Estrada and Veronika Asplund.

Olof Eriksson
Preclinical PET Platform
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14C, 3tr
751 83 Uppsala

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