XOFIGO: Palliation of Pain Using Ra-223 Chloride

3This tutorial provides 3 CEUs and is ideal for:

  1. 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 71 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.
  2. Physicians requiring CME Credits to maintain IAC Accreditation. All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Nuclear/PET Accreditation. Our website is listed on the resources page of the IAC website.

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This tutorial gives an overview of Palliation of Pain Caused by Bony Metastases Using Ra-223 Chloride (XOFIGO).

Topics to be covered

  1. Official drug name, clinical indications, and a technical description of this radio therapeutic drug
  2. A description of the radioactive decay scheme of radium 223 and information regarding its penetrability and human tissue
  3. Contra indications and side effects and adverse reactions related to this drug
  4. Computation of the administered dose based on patient body mass and condition of bone marrow.
  5. Dose administration procedure
  6. Internal radiation dosimetry associated with the administration of XOFIGO
  7. Eligibility criteria for performing this procedure.
  8. Kaplan-Meyer curves for overall survival

After completion of this tutorial, one should be able to

  1. Describe XOFIGO and its physical, chemical, and biological properties as well its mode of decay.
  2. State the clinical indication for use of XOFIGO
  3. Describe the eligibility requirements for qualifying a patient for a XOFIGO study
  4. Describe administration procedure and frequency of injections
  5. List 3 contraindications for performing the procedure
  6. Explain the procedure for determining dose volume
  7. List several possible adverse reactions and side effects
  8. Give a brief overview of the internal radiation dosimetry associated with XOFIGO
  9. Explain the Kaplan-Meyer curves and overall survival based on clinical results

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