Radionuclide Imaging (SPE151)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Perform and interpret measurements on imaging equipment, including gamma cameras, Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT/CT) scanners and Positron emission tomography (PET)/ Computed Tomography (CT) scanners, advising on the acceptability of their clinical use in a range of contexts
  2. Advise on the acquisition and processing of clinical planar, SPECT and PET images
  3. Analyse images to extract quantitative information and increase diagnostic utility
  4. Contribute to the clinical interpretation and reporting of images
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1

Perform planar gamma camera commissioning tests and participate in the commissioning tests of Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron emission tomography (PET)/ (CT) scanners

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2 1

Make comprehensive quantitative routine performance measurements on imaging equipment

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3 1

Critically review quality assurance programmes for radionuclide imaging

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4 1

Instigate corrective action based on an evaluation of quality control results

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5 1,4

Understand the wider clinical situation relevant to patients presenting to the modality

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6 2,3,4

Develop and evaluate protocols for the optimal acquisition, processing and display of clinical images

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7 2

Write standard operating procedures for radionuclide imaging

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8 3

Use sophisticated image analysis software to extract quantitative information and enhance diagnostic utility

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9 3

Modify and develop image acquisition and analysis software

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10 3

Explain the cause and effect of a range of artefacts and of equipment performance limitations on the interpretation of clinical images

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11 2

Participate in the clinical audit of radionuclide imaging in nuclear medicine

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You must complete
2 Case-based discussion(s)
1 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Prepare a phantom for SPECT QC DOPS
Perform monthly QC on gamma camera according to Departmental procedures DOPS
Process a renogram DOPS
Perform a SPECT or SPECT/CT reconstruction DOPS
Explain an imaging procedure to a patient OCE
Explain breast-feeding details to a patient with regard to the test they are undergoing. OCE
Discuss an imaging procedure with a member of the nursing staff. OCE
Discuss the result of an imaging procedure with the reporting clinician OCE
Present a clinical audit to colleagues OCE