International Outreach Activities

Radiation Therapy Personnel Training Program – Asian Personnel Development Course

Radiation Therapy Personnel Development Center

 

Functional Education

Environment Directly Linked to Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Clinical Medicine

Treatment Plan

Hands-on Learning (With Radiologist)

QA/QC

Video Conference with Radiotherapists

 

International Research Education

Preparation of research papers by collaboration with overseas organizations,Collaboration with physicians

 

International Healthcare Personnel Training Program

 

International Healthcare Personnel Training Program Offered

Common Subjects Offered Through Advanced Subprograms→Across university

  • Advanced cancer care personnel development
  • Personnel development in the field of integrated medical engineering and informatics
  • Advanced education in liberal arts and intellectual gymnastics
  • Combined international liberal arts and specialty program
  • Medical interpretation

Training program offered by MEI center

Subjects Related to Medical Qualification and Training Grants
-Medical Physicist Course Opened for Graduate Students of Science and Technology
→This center issues the certificate of attendance and grants the medical physicist qualification

 

Development of Nuclear Medicine Personnel in Asia

 

Contact Agencies:
 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
 Asian Regional Cooperative Council
 for Nuclear Medicine (ARCCNM)

 Takeda Science Foundation

Acceptance review

Details of Education and Training at Osaka University:
 Production of radionuclide using cyclotron
 Labeling synthesis technology of radionuclide
 Radioactive substance management technology
 Bioimaging and measurement technology of
 radiopharmaceuticals
 Training related to nuclear medicine diagnostics
 Clinical research using nuclear medicine

 

Personnel training department in nuclear medicine

 

Training curriculum for doctors, radiologists, pharmacists, and nurses

(ARCCNM Asian School of Medicine)

NM Physician Course main topics of lecture practice/training
1 radionuclides radiation safety, labeling with generator, labeling with 18F, 11C
2 Imaging instrument phantom study with SPECT and PET, understanding of noise and noise correction
3 scanning procedure FDG PET/CT, brain PET with 15O, dynamic whole body imaging
4 data analysis compartment analysis, quantitative measurement, statistic parametric analysis
5 summary of basic NM visit 400MeV cyclotron, solid target system, and production of 99Mo
6 FDG PET/CT Oncology procedure, application, selection of research topics (one project from many ongoing projects )
7 FDG/PET/CT Oncology reporting of FDG PET/CT in oncology
8 FDG PET/CT Oncology non-oncology inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cardiac diseases, epilepsy, pediatric diseases
9 amino acid (methionine) imaging brain tumor, Parkinson’s disease, psychiatric diseases image interpretation
10 Amyloid imaging synthesis of amyloid probe, clinical practice, and image interpretation
11 pharmacokinetic Imaging good-manufacturing practice based facilities (education and training)
12 Emergency in NM examination how to treat emergency, unexpected accidents in NM practice

 

NM Technologist Course main topics of lecture practice/training
1 radiation safety and monitoring system measurement of dosimetry (human, environment, water, air, wastes)
2 Evaluation of scanner performance Berformance of the PET/CT scanner is tested by means of phantom.
3 Validation of best performance Best performance is tested by phantom.
4 Maintenance of scanner check point for every day, every month, and every year. Trouble shooting before consulting vendor.
5 Data reconstruction changing reconstruction parameters in each patient, ad the effects
6 Data storage, Hospital data base retrieving and archiving in intra-hospital network.
7 Image fusion fusion with MR, fusion with images from other hospital
8 Dynamic data analysis basis of compartment analysis, statistic parametric analysis, pmod, SPM, etc
9 Basic clinical imaging FDG PET/CT oncology representative FDG PET/CT images in oncology
10 Basic clinical imaging PET/CT non-oncology cardiology, neurology, pediatric, etc
11 Basic clinical imaging SPEC lung disease, GI examination, bone, nephrology, etc.
12 Emergency in NM examination how to treat emergency, unexpected accidents in NM practice

 

Chemist Course main topics of lecture practice/training
1 cyclotron structure of cyclotron, ison source, target boxes, beam energy, beam current
2 labeling system I. FDG F ion labeling system for FDG
3 labeling system II. 11C compounds 11C methionine, 11C acetate, 11C choline, practice of productions
4 Labeling system III. 15O, 13N gas chromatography,
5 Solid target irradiation 124I production, 99Mo production in 400Mev cyclotron
6 Purification of solid target products Methyl-ethyl-ketone method for purification and reuse of solid target
7 High-pressure-liquid chromatography and UV purification of synthesized products
8 non-bacterial procedure education and practice of non-bacterial procedure
9 Endotoxin test, impurity test, 3 lots- examination safety validation of synthesized products before administering patients.
10 Safety validation of in-house products how to maintain the environment of hot laboratory, air contamination, water, contamination, handling of wastes
11 specific activity radiochemical purity, radio-isotopic purity, radiopharmaceutical purity, autolysis,
12 GMP-based facilities for PET probe validation of measurement devices, recording of procedure, monitoring the environment, etc.

 

NM Nurse Course main topics of lecture practice/training
1 Overview of nuclear medicine practice/ethics guideline of NM practice/pediatric NM practice/
2 Measurement of radioactivity monitoring radioactivity (room, air water, human), dosimetry of examiner, practitioner
3 Imaging modalities SPECT, PET, whole body counter, gamma camera,
4 Radiopharmaceuticals 99Mo-99mTc generator, PET tracers (FDG)
5 Radiation safety control radiation exposure and dosimetry of nurses
6 Overview of radionuclide therapy radionuclides, patient isolation, outpatient treatment, public radiation exposure
7 SPECT examination SPECT and SPECT/CT imaging for cardiology, neurology, and oncology
8 PET examination PET/CT imaging
9 interview before NM examination Patient information before examination
10 explanation of NM examination explanation of purpose, procedure, and radiation exposure
11 treatment for side effects and accidents allergic reaction, vagal nerve stimulation, patient movement,
12 emergency medicine/emergency action preparation for emergency, oxygen, suction, medicine, emergency call, intensive care unit

All the courses include visits to the Research Center for Nuclear Physics and Medical Imaging Center for Translational Research of the Graduate School of Medicine

 

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