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Introduction to Theranostics: concepts, implementation, clinical use cases (Introduction to Theranostics: concepts, implementation, clinical use cases)

Module ME56795

This Module is offered by Chair of Nuclear Medicine (Prof. Weber).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

ME56795 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Focus Area Imaging in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 15 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1. Introduction to the technical and clinical context, 2. PET tracers, SPECT tracers, Tracer kinetics, 3. Imaging basics: SPECT – hardware and quantification, PET – hardware and quantification, 4. Dosimetry, 5. Clinical applications: neuroendocrine tumors, prostate cancer.

Learning Outcome

The students know the current procedures and areas of application of the theranostic approach in nuclear medicine. They understand the necessary radiopharmaceuticals and measurement techniques. Furthermore, the students understand the application of this approach from a medical point of view.


Basics Lectures in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module is based on a classical lecture with manuscript and own notes. Hands-on demonstrations in clinical routine are presented to reinforce the material taught. During the routine, the use of the different imaging systems can be observed. Interactive sessions to discuss technical aspects of the topics presented in the lectures will also be provided.


Lecture: blackboard, computer, projector


Accompanying lecture notes. Currently scientific literature.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Multiple Choice Questions (written exam 45 min)

Students demonstrate in the written exam that they can describe the learned concepts, interpret and translate the knowledge to similar situations. In the written examination the students show that they are capable of structuring the learned knowledge and that they can work out crucial concepts.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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