MXRC-301 – Radiopharmaceuticals

Course lecturer :

Dr.Ahmed Salah El-Din El-Kholany

Course assistant :

Course objectives :

By the end of the course, students will be able to: • Intellectual Skills: – Known application of radioisotopes in pharmacy – Understand The physics of radioactivity and the applications of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals in medical diagnosis – Identify the proper radiopharmaceutical to be used for a certain clinical situation. • Practical Skills: – Differentiate between diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, and explain the characteristics of each – Select the proper radiopharmaceutical to be used for a certain clinical situation. – Explain the various mechanisms of uptake/localization of radiopharmaceuticals.

Course description :

The course includes: • Introduction to radiopharmaceuticals • Introduction to nuclear chemistry • Types of radiation • Description of gamma camera. • Production of radionuclides. • Diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals. • Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. • Positron Imation tomography (PET) • Hot lab. Equipment

Course assessment :

Assignment (throughout the course) 5% Midterm written exam 15% Attendance 5% Final exam (theoretical) 75% Total 100

Recommended text books :

1- Michael J. Welch, Carol S. Redvanly. Handbook of radiopharmaceuticals: radiochemistry and applications. 3rd edtion. 2003. 2- Leonard M. Freeman, M. Donald Blaufox. Radiopharmaceuticals. 1st edtion. 1974

Recommended refrences :

1- Michael J. Welch, Carol S. Redvanly. Handbook of radiopharmaceuticals: radiochemistry and applications. 3rd edtion. 2003. 2- Leonard M. Freeman, M. Donald Blaufox. Radiopharmaceuticals. 1st edtion. 1974