Description
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Nuclear medicine involves the formulation and use of radioactive substances used as tracers of metabolic processes. They may be used in vitro or in vivo in patients for therapy or for diagnosis where radioactivity is quantified and displayed by various instruments. Students are brought into the service for hands-on demos of the various procedures exemplified by clinical material. The principle routine clinical studies include functional imaging of brain, heart, bones, kidneys, liver, thyroid, adrenal and various neoplasms by means of monoclonal antibodies.
Details
Grading Basis
H/HS/S/LS/U
Component
Clinical - Required
Offering
Course
RAD 5430
Academic Group
School of Medicine
Academic Organization
Radiology
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring