Radiopharmacy

Course Code :2012FBDFGO
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses
Contact hours:27
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Leonie Wyffels

3. Course contents *

The goal of this course is to make students familiar with terms such as radio-isotopes, radiopharmaceuticals, radioactive waste, interaction of ionising radiation with matter and measuring radioactivity, as well as production of radio-isotopes, medical use of radiopharmaceuticals for therapy and diagnosis and specific legislation concerning radiopharmaceuticals.

In the practical part of this course, students are made familiar with the preparation and analysis of 99mTc labeled radiopharmaceuticals and the elution of a 90Mo/99mTc- generator, as well as the production and quality control of 18F-FDG. Furthermore, the identification of unknown isotopes with gammaspectrometry and specific cases related to radioactive waste and output of 99Mo/99mTc generator and cyclotron production, will be discussed. (UZA, Nuclear Medicine, Route 11).