PhD course: Basic kinetic modeling in molecular imaging, Feb 27-Mar 3, 2017

The next course is planned for February 27 to March 3 at Rigshospitalet, the Rockefeller Complex, Section 6911, Juliane Maries Vej 28, 1st floor, DK-2100 Copenhagen.
Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
a. Explain tracer kinetic principles in physiology, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
b. Define Fick’s principle, compartments and rate constants
c. Theorize on impulse response function, exponential functions and convolution
d. Reflect on own project from a tracer kinetic perspective
e. Use software for tracer kinetic modeling approaches
f. Evaluate and select among kinetic models used for performing kinetic analysis of dynamic datasets

Aspects covered: basic mathematics, introduction to SPECT, PET, and MRI, steady state, indicator diffusion, Fick's principle, clearance, extraction, mean transit time, convolution and impulse response, residue detection, Kety-Schmidt method, receptor kinetics and
quantification, models of glucose consumption (Sokolof), water exchange and perfusion measurement, practical exercises on simulated and real datasets. The participants are encouraged to present and discuss their own projects.

For further information and registration, please visit Copenhagen University course catalogue