E-Leaning in Nuclear Medicine

Introduction

The E-Learning in Nuclear Medicine was developed by the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine (ASNM) through the TC regional project, RAS/0/047 to respond to the need for continuing education of physicians, technologists and other allied professionals working in Nuclear Medicine. Dr Teofilo O. L. San Luis, Jr., MD, MPA, and Dean of the ASNM served as editor in chief. ASNM is the collaborating member of the Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) and is involved in some educational activities of the IAEA.

Ten various cases on different types of organ-system were collected from nine member countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand). About 100 cases covered the following organ-systems:

Oncology Nephrology/Urology
Cardiology Infection
Neurology Muskulo-skeletal
Gastroenterology/Hepatobiliary Pulmonary
Endocrinology Ophthalmology
Pediatrics  

The experts see those cases quite commonly in their practice. Some of these cases are unusual (or rare) enough to become teaching files, or something that are prevalent in their respective countries for which some indigenous radiopharmaceuticals had been used for imaging, or which had even altered the management of a disease or influenced its course. All clinical disciplines are represented in the array of cases, although some may have more than the others, reflecting local disease prevalence.

The format of the submitted cases is fairly uniform and user-friendly. The write-up is so concise and straight to the point, with a short history (even already the diagnosis).  Scintigraphic images are presented with other laboratory data or ancillary imaging and a short discussion delivers the message or teaching point. 

The cases illustrate interesting diagnostic procedures that are done using Nuclear Medicine  techniques using planar, SPECT, SPECT-CT, PET, PET-CT or other multimodality imaging available in the country.  The cases also include NM therapeutic interventions that utilize these imaging modalities.

Those who wish to use the CD-ROM that contains the E-Learning in Nuclear Medicine for non-commercial education and training purpose are kindly requested to fill out the Application Form and send it to the IAEA together with two copies of the filled-out Licence Agreement (Licensee’s name and address in the first paragraph, and Licensee’s signature and others at the bottom right of the second page). The eligible applicant can receive up to five (5) copies of CD-ROMs with one copy of the Licence Agreement signed by the IAEA. If you have any questions about the e-Book content and the application procedure, please contact Ms. Ryoko Kusumi, NKM Section, the Department of Nuclear Energy by e-mail. (R.Kusumi).