Tumor Imaging with F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)

This tutorial, with quiz; is ideal for a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist wishing to earn 2 CEU credit.

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Tumor Imaging with F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)  :  2 CEU  

This tutorial gives an overview on tumor imaging with F-18 FDG

Objectives: Tumor Imaging with F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)   

Topics to be Covered:

  1. Overview of topic
  2. Indications for which study is performed
  3. Radiopharmaceutical, method of preparation, radionuclide used, quality control procedures, prescribed dose, route of administration, and clinical pharmacology
  4. Normal distribution of the drug
  5. Patient preparation
  6. Imaging protocols and parameters, instrumentation used
  7. Adverse reactions of the drug
  8. Internal radiation dosimetry

After completion of this tutorial, one should be able to:

  1. List several different tumor types that are readily identified using F-18 FDG and two tumor types for which FDG is not recommended.
  2. List several cardiac and neurologic uses for F-18 FDG
  3. Identify the radiopharmaceutical used, the route of administration, the typical prescribed dose, and the clinical pharmacology
  4. Describe the radiolabeling procedure and the method of assessing quality control.
  5. Describe imaging protocols and acquisition parameters for whole body scans as well as spot views
  6. Identify normal and abnormal images
  7. Give a brief summary of internal radiation dosimetry following administration of F-18 FDG.


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