Advanced Radiopharmaceutical Sciences


Course Objective

To obtain detailed knowledge of radiopharmaceutical chemistry

Course Content

Radiopharmaceutical chemistry is the science of synthesising
radiopharmaceuticals for imaging techniques like Positron Emission
Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
or for therapeutic applications. The great clinical successes of nuclear
imaging and targeted radionuclide therapy have resulted in rapid growth
of the field of radiopharmaceutical chemistry, an essential component of
nuclear medicine. This course focusses on advanced radiopharmaceutical
chemistry, with key coverage of the chemistry that is required to
radiolabel compounds. The course will cover advanced radiochemistry of
11C, 13N, 15O, 18F, 89Zr, Iodine radionuclides as well as radiometals,
production of radionuclides, analysis techniques and radiation safety.

Teaching Methods

The "Flipped classroom method" is used. Lectures have been recorded
(slides + audio) and
need to be independently studied by the students (there are no regular
classes). Rather, all contact hours are used for problem solving
sessions and case studies.

Method of Assessment

Written examination(s)


Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Jason S. Lewis, Albert D. Windhorst,
Brian M. Zeglis, editors, Springer, 2019. ISBN 3319989464

Target Audience

mDDS, DD&S and D&I

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Recommended background knowledge

organic chemistry or radiopharmaceutical chemistry or medicinal
chemistry or equivalent

General Information

Course Code XM_0069
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. A.D. Windhorst
Examiner dr. D.J. Vugts
Teaching Staff prof. dr. A.D. Windhorst
dr. D.J. Vugts

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Practical
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