Radiopharmaceuticals

This tutorial provides 2.0 CEUs and is ideal for:

  1. Radiation Physicists. All 41.0 CEUs have been approved by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits.
  2. Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Technologists. The VOICE program of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has reviewed this program and approved it for a maximum of 41 continuing education hours. Because these tutorials have been approved by the VOICE Program, they are accepted for CE credit in all 50 states and by ARRT and NMTCB, even if you are not a VOICE/SNMMI member.
  3. Physicians requiring CME Credits to maintain IAC Accreditation. All 41.0 CME Credits have been approved by the IAC and are listed on the resources page of their website.

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TUTORIAL: 2 CEU CREDIT
After reviewing this tutorial:

  • Participants should be able to discuss the methods of production of isotopes for medical and general commercial use
  • Should be able to define the term “radiopharmaceutical” and to list the properties of the ideal diagnostic and ideal therapeutic radiopharmaceutica
  • Should be able to distinguish between the terms “radiopharmaceutical” and “radiochemical”
  • Should be able to discuss the properties common to all injectable drugs
  • Should be able to state the regulation covering legal limits for calibrated doses compared to prescribed doses
  • Should be able to list several examples of dynamic and static studies as well as in vivo non-imaging studies
  • Should be able to identify the imaging procedures/target organs associated with every radiopharmaceutical used in the United States, including several INDs
  • Should be able to give the typical administered dose for each of these drugs and the route of administration
  • Should be able to describe the kinetics of most of these drugs, including routes of excretion of the more commonly used radiopharmaceuticals
  • Should be able to describe the stannous reduction method
  • Should be able to describe a hexacoordinated Tc complex and draw its octahedral structure; and should be able to identify special patient preparations and restrictions used for several commonly used radiopharmaceuticals
  • Should be able to list and give examples of the 6 classical mechanisms of localization of radiopharmaceuticals as well as some of the mechanisms associated with the newer radiopharmaceuticals
  • Should be familiar with uptake ratios and excretion rates, e.g., the percentage of each of the 3 currently available renal imaging agents cleared by filtration and secretion as well as the amount bound to the tubules
  • Should be able to describe an antigen-antibody reaction and the part it plays in the uptake of radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies by specific types of malignant tumors
  • Should be able to state legal particle size requirements for those preparations containing labeled particles.

RECEIVING YOUR CE CREDIT:
If you have taken one of the tutorials, received a score of 80% or above, and wish to receive CE credit: Make sure you submit all of the requested information when taking the test. It’s not necessary to send us the score sheets since we receive them electronically when you submit your answers for scoring.

Within 24 hours of receipt of your submitted score sheets and payment for the tutorial(s), we will do all of the following:

1. Send a certificate to you via e-mail
2. Send a certificate to you via US Mail
3. All members of the SNMMI will have to self-report their CE Credits on the SNMMI Website (www.snmmi.org). We will automatically send detailed self-reporting instructions to you along with your CE Credit Certificate.
If you have any problems with the self-reporting system, please contact the VOICE Coordinator directly at 703 708-9000. ).

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