Projects
Name
(Iasi) Studies regarding radiotracers cellular uptake mechanism and the relation with the NET and oncologic scintigraphic diagnosis
University
Romania (FASMR) - University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr.T. Popa", Iasi
Domain
Biophysics and Medical Physics
Departement
Nuclear Medicine Department
Head
Prof.dr. Cipriana Stefanescu, MD, PhD
Tutor
Prof.dr. Cipriana Stefanescu, Lecturer dr. Irena Grierosu
Languages
English. French
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Nuclear medicine can contribute to the imaging diagnosis of cancers using radiotracers that can be localized into the tumor cells in relation with a certain expressed phenotypic characteristic. This functional image will be complementary with the structural image, giving possibility of complex noninvasively positive diagnosis of the tumor.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to understand the uptake mechanism of the recent new radiotracers proposed and studied for scintigraphic image diagnosis and follow up in oncology, starting with a review of the literature dedicated to the subject
What techniques and methods are used?
Conventional scintigraphy with 99mTc radiotracers, planar and SPECT images, using gamma camera dual head Siemens Diacam
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
-Participation in setting the parameters of image acquisition ,planar scintigraphy - Participation in processing images acquired with learning software processing parameters enrolled in dedicated sites for each type of scintigraphy separately -learning laboratory techniques in nuclear medicine:radiationdosimetry - Learning about the component parts of camera range and participating in its handling
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
1
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Skills of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology , Oncology. The project implies the use of 99mTc gamma radiation, suitable for nuclear medicine field. It will be advisable to be avoided by pregnant students.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE FOR CANCER MANAGEMENT: FROM NUCLEAR MEDICINE TO MOLECULAR IMAGING
- http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC54/GC54InfDocuments/English/gc54inf-3-att1_en.pdf