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Training Program for Foreign Fellows at

Department of Nuclear Medicine, SNUH

 

 

1. Introduction

 

ABOUT US

 

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at Seoul National University Hospital is committed to improving health through excellence in patient care, research, and education. Based on the knowledge about functions of the organs and nature of diseases, we provide superb medical services for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases. To develop more effective strategies to conquer diseases, we are actively pursuing biomedical researches through the close collaboration between physicians and scientists. In addition, we manage training programs for the future physicians and scientists, not only for intramural members but also for international applicants. Twelve faculty members, 50 nuclear medicine technologists, 40 researchers, 15 nursing or administrative members are working for the patient care and researches.

From 2002 to 2006, the former Professor Myung Chul Lee had been the president of World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB) and Prof. June-Key Chung had been the secretary general of WFNMB. With our experience of rapid development, we are trying to dedicate ourselves to the worldwide expansion of nuclear medicine, especially in the developing countries. For that purpose, we are actively participating in the program of WFNMB, ARCCNM (Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine), ASNM (AsianSchool of Nuclear Medicine), ASMI (Asian Societies of Molecular Imaging), and so on. At present, we are the only cooperative site of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) for the education and training of nuclear medicine, and we are managing fellowship and international scholarship programs.

 

 

PATEINT CARE

 

As a world-leading group in the field of nuclear medicine, we provide state-of-the-art medical services in diagnosing and treating disease;

n  Diagnostic Imaging

Using diverse radioactive tracers, nuclear medicine can visualize the status of diseases and monitor effect of a treatment through medical imaging in living body. For diagnostic imaging, we currently have 8 gamma cameras, 2 SPECT/CT scanners, 3 PET/CT scanners, and 1 PET/MR scanner.

 

1. PET

PET (positron emission tomography) is an imaging tool using positron-emitting radiotracers. Various PET tracers have been developed and are in use. With an adequate radiotracer, cancer lesions, viable myocardium, and metabolic status of brain can be diagnosed. At present, we can offer various PET tracers with active support of radiopharmacy.

        18F-FDG: For glucose metabolism

        18F-FLT: For nucleic acid metabolism

        18F-FP-CIT: For DA transporter

        11C-Methionine: For amino acid metabolism

        11C-Acetate: For fatty acid metabolism

        11C-PIB: For amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

        68Ga-RGD: For angiogenesis

        13N-Ammonia: For myocardial perfusion

        Etc.

 

2. Gamma camera, SPECT, and SPECT/CT

Gamma camera is a traditional imaging tool in nuclear medicine, using diverse radiotracers labeled with gamma-emitters such as 99mTc, 201Tl, 123I. SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) is a reconstructed gamma camera image to show 2-D tomographic images. Many gamma camera imaging is available in our department.

        Bone scan

        Myocardial perfusion SPECT (/CT)

        Brain perfusion SPECT (/CT)

        Thyroid scan

        Renal scan

        Liver scan

        Hepatobiliary scan

        White blood cell scan (for infection)

        Parathyroid scan (SPECT/CT)

        Salivary gland scan

        Lymphangiography

        Spleen scan

        Etc.

 

n  Diagnostic Laboratory

In aid of diagnosis, our department operates diagnostic laboratory using radiotracers, in which approximately 700,000 cases of laboratory studies are performed in a year. Assays using radiotracers can provide extremely sensitive and accurate results. RIA (radioimmunoassay) and IRMA (immunoradiometric assay) studies are performed to measure very small amounts of biological materials such as hormones and tumor markers. In addition, some important functional parameters of living body such as GFR (glomerular filtration rate) can be measured in the laboratory.

        Thyroid hormone (T3, T4, TSH, Tg, TgAb, etc.)

        Sex hormone (LH, FSH, etc.)

        Viral markers (HBV, HCV, etc.)

        Tumor markers (AFP, CEA, PSA, etc.)

 

n  Radioisotope Therapy Clinic

Radioisotope therapy is a kind of cancer therapy using radiopharmaceuticals that emit destructing radiation. Targeted radiopharmaceuticals can be accumulated in cancer tissue and destruct them by radiation. Radioisotope therapy clinic of our department has been operated for more than 40 years. The most important target of radioisotope therapy is thyroid cancer, at present. However, we are trying to expand the scope of radioisotope therapy by developing novel therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.

At present, clinics for outward patients and 1 therapy room is in operation for several diseases.

        Thyroid Cancer

        Palliation of metastatic bone pain

        Lymphoma

        Neuroendocrine tumors

        Etc.

 

 

RESEARCHES

 

We are pursuing many research programs not only for the purpose of academic development but also for the purpose of enhancing the quality of medical services. As one of the world’s best research centers, our department has made every endeavor to develop innovative methods in diagnosis and therapeutics of diseases. As a result, we present 20~30 research articles in the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in USA every year, by which we are within the top three groups in the world. We have diverse research laboratories in harmony.

 

n  Clinical Nuclear Medicine

        General nuclear medicine

        PET oncology with new tracers

        Nuclear cardiac imaging for ischemic heart disease and atherosclerosis

        Neuroimaging for Alzheimer disease, vascular diseases, and movement disorder

        Radioisotope therapy

        Innovative medical fusion imaging (PET/MRI)

        Translational research of molecular imaging

n  Radiochemistry

        Development of new PET tracers for tumor using angiogenesis and hypoxia

        Development of new PET tracers for ischemic heart disease

        Development of 99mTc-based radiopharmaceuticals

        Development of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals

        Improvement in compounding methods (developing kits)

n  Nuclear Medicine Physics

        Development of new imaging devices (PET/MRI, animal SPECT)

        Enhancement of image reconstruction (new algorithms)

        Tracer kinetics analysis for new imaging agents

        Radiation dosimetry

n  Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine

        Reporter gene imaging for gene or protein expression

        Gene therapy using radioisotope

        Development of biomarkers for targeted imaging and therapy (miRNA, aptamer)

        Application of nanoparticle carriers in vivo

        Cell trafficking imaging

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO KOH CHANG-SOON FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

  

Koh Chang-Soon Memorial Projects remember the spirit and pays a tribute to the late professor for his contribution to the development and emergence of nuclear medicine in Korea. The late Professor Koh established nuclear medicine and taught his trainees the spirit of “challenge and harmony”. His teachings encouraged his students for a long time, and they are entirely indebted to Professor Koh for the present success and the future of nuclear medicine in Korea.

International fellows had been trained for a period of 1 week to 6 months in ‘IAEA Collaborating Center for Nuclear Medicine’ in Seoul National University, which was established and named by IAEA in 2004. A new opportunity of international fellowship started in 2010, which supported the following three visiting scholars. The International Visiting Fellows, irrespective of physician or scientist/engineer, has been named as ‘Koh Chang-Soon Fellow’.

 

2. Faculty Members for Education & Training

 

Part

Name

Title

Specialty

MD

Kim, Edmund Euishin

Visiting Professor

Oncology, Therapy, MI

Chung, June-Key

Professor, Former chairman

Oncology, Thyroid, MI

Lee, Dong Soo

Professor, Chairman

Neurology, Cardiology, MI

Kang, Keon Wook

Professor

Oncology, MI, Nanomedicine

Cheon, Gi Jeong

Professor

Oncology, Therapy, MI

Paeng, Jin Chul

Associate Professor

Cardiology, Therapy, MI

PhD

Jeong, Jae Min

Professor

Radiopharmacy

Lee, Jae Sung

Professor

NM Physics

Youn, Hyewon

Associate Professor

MI, Molecular biology

Lee, Yun Sang

BK Associate Professor

Radiopharmacy

Hwang, Do Won

BK Associate Professor

Molecular imaging

Kang, Hye Jin

Assistant Professor (Research)

Cognitive science

Kim, Mi Jeong

Assistant Professor (Research)

Molecular imaging

Lee, Hye Kyung

Assistant Professor (Research)

Cognitive science

 

 

  

 

 

 

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3. Education & Training Program

 

(1 Year Course)

 

Month

Purpose

Training Items

Remarks

1

- Adaptation

- Introduction

1. Introduction of each Labs in SNUH NM

2. Basic Image Readings (full-time)

   (including general scan and PET)

3. Structured Lectures by Faculty

4. Experience on Technical Affairs

(PET center)

Participation in

Routine Conferences

Classes of Gr. School

   (option)

2

- Expertise

1. Image Reading (part-time)

   (with charge, mentor-supporting)

2. Advanced Training on Specific Subject

   (chosen by the trainee)

Participation in

Routine Conferences

Classes of Gr.School

(option)

3-5

- Expertise

- Research

1. Image Reading (part-time)

   (with charge, mentor-supporting)

2. Research Affairs (chosen by the trainee)

   - Clinical Research

   - Basic / Translational Research

Participation in

Routine Conferences

Classes of Gr.School

(option)

Specific Lab Meeting

6

- Expansion of Experience

1. Research Affairs (chosen by the trainee)

   - Writing of original research paper

2. Tour to Major NM Centers in Korea

   - SNUBH

   - NCC

   - Others (AMC, SMC, etc)

Participation in

Routine Conferences

Classes of Gr.School

   (option)

Specific Lab Meeting

7~12

- Research

1. Research Affairs (chosen by the trainee)

   - Writing of original research paper

 

Participation in

Routine Conferences

Classes of Gr.School

   (option)

Specific Lab Meeting

 

 


 

4. Routine Schedule in Clinical Practice

 

Time

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

08:00 ~ 09:00

(Conference)

 

Lit. Review /

Case Review

Mini Symposium

Staff

Lecture

Research

Meeting

09:00 ~ 10:00

Pre-reading

Pre-reading

Pre-reading

Pre-reading

Pre-reading

10:00 ~ 12:00

Reading with Faculty

Reading with Faculty/

RI Therapy Clinic

Reading with Faculty /

RI Therapy Clinic

Reading with Faculty

Reading with Faculty

12:00 ~ 13:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:00 ~ 15:00

Pre-reading /

RI Therapy Clinic

Pre-reading

Pre-reading

Pre-reading /

RI Therapy Clinic

Pre-reading

15:00 ~ 17:00

Reading with Faculty

Reading with Faculty

Reading with Faculty

Reading with Faculty

Reading with Faculty

17:00 ~

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5. Assistance for Application to Training/Fellowship Program

 

(1) Homepages

 

Seoul National University Hospital                                 http://www.snuh.org/english/,

SNUH Cancer Hospital                                                http://cancer.snuh.org/

Department of Nuclear Medicine, SNUH                          http://nm.snu.ac.kr/emain.php

Information of Korea                                                 http://www.visitkorea.com/

Information of Seoul                                                 http://www.visitseoul.net/

Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine                               http://www.ksnm.or.kr/eng

ARCCNM                                                               http://www.arccnm.org/

 

 

(2) Administrative Help at Department of Nuclear Medicine, SNUH (Contact Point)

 

*. Secretary for International Affairs, Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, SNUH

- Ms. Choi, Jung Hee / Kim, Jinwoo 

    - Tel: +82-2-2072-3341

- Fax: +82-2-745-7690

- E-mail: choi06@snu.ac.kr / jinwookim@snu.ac.kr

 

 

*. Faculty, Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, SNUH

   - Dr. Lee, Dong Soo (Professor)

   - E-mail: dsl@snu.ac.kr

 

 

*. Faculty in Charge of Education and Training, Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, SNUH

- Dr. Cheon, Gi Jeong (Professor)

- E-mail: larrycheon@gmail.com

 

 

 


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