Nuclear medicine learning sessions in the popular Image Interpretation programme have been comprehensively reviewed and updated in line with the latest clinical best practice.

The review has been completed by Professor Sobhan Vinjamuri and colleagues from the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. Professor Vinjamuri is a former President of the British Nuclear Medicine Society and its representative for Research and Innovation.

 The sessions cover:

  • Gamma Camera Imaging
  • Bone Scanning
  • Lung Scanning
  • Renography
  • Endocrine System Imaging
  • Cardiac Stressing for Myocardial Perfusion Studies
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • PET-CT Technology
  • PET-CT Imaging for Oncology
  • PET-CT Imaging for Non-oncology
  • Sentinel Node Localisation
  • Radionuclide Therapy

The updates were very much a team effort, with each member of the department contributing specialist expertise and knowledge in specific areas.

Ilona Troeger, a member of the team, said: “The session is very well structured. The subject in itself is very technical, but the session was still easy to read and to understand using little videos as well as examples, diagrams and pictures. I have to say I enjoyed it.”

Another member of the team, Helen Austin, said: “I felt that, from a radiographer’s point of view, the practical/technical aspects covered in scanning the cardiac MPI were very good and currently up to date with how it is performed. Overall, I enjoyed the learning module. I found the presentation content and the images/pictures utilised excellent.”

This latest review is part of an ongoing programme to ensure that Image Interpretation reflects all the latest clinical developments and approaches.

For further details about Image Interpretation, please see our dedicated programme page.