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ERIC Number: EJ1028700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Learning Nuclear Chemistry through Practice: A High School Student Project Using PET in a Clinical Setting
Liguori, Lucia; Adamsen, Tom Christian Holm
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n7 p877-882 Jul 2013
Practical experience is vital for promoting interest in science. Several aspects of chemistry are rarely taught in the secondary school curriculum, especially nuclear and radiochemistry. Therefore, we introduced radiochemistry to secondary school students through positron emission tomography (PET) associated with computer tomography (CT). PET-CT technology, radiochemistry, and clinical practice were introduced through five steps comprising fundamental aspects of nuclear chemistry, organic synthesis, diagnostic nuclear medicine, evaluation of medical results, and final presentation of their exposure through posters and oral presentations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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