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Molecular Imaging - NMED 542




University of Maryland Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine
Gudelsky, Rm G-2J31

Description and Goals:

To gain an appreciation of the fundamental clinical applications of advanced molecular imaging (PET/CT and SPECT) to solving diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Students will participate in the evaluation of nuclear medicine procedures and learn the basis of radiopharmaceuticals; physiologic molecular imaging; and radio-immunotherapy. The focus of experience will be primarily in nuclear oncology and nuclear cardiology by using hybrid imaging (PET/CT). The student should gain an appreciation of the appropriate clinical use of general nuclear medicine studies as well as an introduction to advanced image processing, clinical investigation, and molecular imaging in clinical diagnosis.

Number of Student:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1 – 48


Clinical Elective, usually 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Faculty Responsible:

Wengen Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of the Residency Program of Nuclear Medicine  

Administrative Contact:

Ricuhelt Lantaya
Phone: (410) 328-3141  


Last Revision: January 9, 2014