Projects
Name
Positron emission tomography (PET) in combination with computed tomography (CT): Analysis of results in endemic areas of granulomatous diseases
University
Brazil (DENEM) - Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre-RS
Domain
Radiology
Departement
Radiology Department
Head
Bruno Hochhegger
Tutor
Bruno Hochhegger
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Medical imaging continues to evolve at a blistering pace and recently developments in molecular imaging have created a lot of excitement in the medical fraternity. The availability of metabolic functional imaging has greatly enhanced our understanding of various pathologic processes like cancers and opened newer options for incorporation of this information into patient management protocols. Of all the tools available for molecular imaging, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has emerged at the forefront for various clinical applications. Granulomatous diseases (GDs) can be metabolically active and indistinguishable from lung cancer on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) imaging. Evaluation of oncologic patients remains a diagnostic challenge in regions with endemic GD.
What is the aim of the project?
This study sought to determinate the efficacy of 18F-FDG PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging in diagnosing cancer lesions from such regions.
What techniques and methods are used?
The student will have to recruit the patients and will learn how to use the 18F-FDG PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging of these people in the whole exchange.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will have to recruit the patients and will learn how to use the 18F-FDG PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging of these people in the whole exchange.
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?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
English writing and basic microsoft office knowledge
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)
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
Articles
- Valls L; Badve C; Avril S; Herrmann K; Faulhaber P; O Donnell J; Avril N. FDG-PET imaging in hematological malignancies. Blood Rev. 2016 Jul;30(4):317-31. doi: 10.1016/j.blre.2016.02.003. Epub 2016 Apr 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 27090170.
- Vaidyanathan S; Patel CN; Scarsbrook AF; Chowdhury FU. FDG PET/CT in infection and inflammation--current and emerging clinical applications. Clin Radiol. 2015 Jul;70(7):787-800. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2015.03.010. Epub 2015 Apr 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 25917543.