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  • Approval: This course is approved by MDCB - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 2/4/2021
  • Expiration Date: 2/4/2022
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is currently the second fastest rising cancer in the United States, with a doubling in incidence over the last 30 years. In addition to more conventional therapy for NHL with chemotherapy, external beam radiation therapy, bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, or a combination of these strategies, radioimmunotherapy (RIT) has been introduced during the past decade and represents a promising therapeutic strategy in patients with B-cell NHL. However, the safe and effective delivery of RIT for NHL requires advanced coordination of care between diverse members of the patient's clinical team, including the nuclear medicine physician, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, as well as nurses, pharmacists and radiologic technologists. Consequently, radiologic technologists and other professionals responsible for these patients require an understanding of NHL disease, in addition to knowledge of the important operating parameters and safety issues surrounding RIT in these patients. This article will review the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and treatment options for NHL, with a focus on B-cell NHL. In addition, current options for RIT will be reviewed, with special attention to initial patient evaluation and dosing, follow-up imaging, and important radiation safety concerns for patients, caregivers, family members and institutions delivering care.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • Describe the signs and symptoms associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), as well as the differential diagnosis and staging of NHL disease.
    • Identify currently available treatment options of B-cell NHL.
    • Explain the differences between radioimmunotherapy treatment options currently available for B-cell NHL.
    • Discuss the unique aspects of radioimmunotherapy treatment protocols for NHL.
    • Recognize the unique operating challenges, including radiation safety issues, facing institutions that provide radioimmunotherapy treatment services.

    Categories:  Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must obtain a score of 75% to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.0 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board for MDCB credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same or any subsequent biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Nuclear MedicineProcedures0.5
    Nuclear MedicineSafety0.25
    Radiation TherapyProcedures0.5

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Nuclear MedicineEndocrine and Oncology Procedures0.25
    Nuclear MedicineRadiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Reguations0.25
    Nuclear MedicineRadionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals0.25
    Radiation TherapyTreatment Sites and Tumors0.5


Radioimmunotherapy: A Review of I-131 Tositumomab and Y-90 Ibritumomab Tiuxetan for the Treatment of NHL

Vesper Grantham, MEd, RT(N), CNMT, Linda Alfred, MEd, RT(T), Stacy Anderson, MS, RT(T), CMD, and Cara Argo, CNMT

*Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine Program Director; Vice-Chairman, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Allied Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Assistant Professor, Radiation Therapy Clinical Coordinator, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Radiation Therapy Program Director; Chair, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
§Nuclear Medicine Technologist; Graduate, Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Address correspondence to: Vesper Grantham, MEd, RT(N), Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine Program Director; Vice-Chairman, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Allied Health, 1200 North Stonewall, AHB-3021, Oklahoma City, OK 73117. E-mail: Vesper-Grantham@ouhsc.edu.

Disclosures: The authors report having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is currently the second fastest rising cancer in the United States, with a doubling in incidence over the last 30 years. In addition to more conventional therapy for NHL with chemotherapy, external beam radiation therapy, bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, or a combination of these strategies, radioimmunotherapy (RIT) has been introduced during the past decade and represents a promising therapeutic strategy in patients with B-cell NHL. However, the safe and effective delivery of RIT for NHL requires advanced coordination of care between diverse members of the patient's clinical team, including the nuclear medicine physician, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, as well as nurses, pharmacists and radiologic technologists. Consequently, radiologic technologists and other professionals responsible for these patients require an understanding of NHL disease, in addition to knowledge of the important operating parameters and safety issues surrounding RIT in these patients. This article will review the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and treatment options for NHL, with a focus on B-cell NHL. In addition, current options for RIT will be reviewed, with special attention to initial patient evaluation and dosing, follow-up imaging, and important radiation safety concerns for patients, caregivers, family members and institutions delivering care.

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