Master's degree program “Maintenance Technology of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Equipment”

The aim

The aim of the program is to provide the students with the narrow-focused skills in technical maintenance of the devices and technologies in nuclear medicine. The Nuclear Medicine is rapidly developing field of the medicine. It requires the skilled specialists to maintain the processes of getting the specific radioactive materials and its application. The multistep procedure consists of the generation of the nuclear materials on cyclotron, preparation of organic molecules with the radioisotopes obtained, quality control of these radiopharmaceuticals and administering the dose for each patient individually. The present Master Program provides the specialists for each of these steps.


  • To give students the general background in nuclear medicine methods and devices
  • To provide students with the basic routines for nuclear medicine: generation of unstable atoms, radiopharmaceuticals synthesis, dose planning, delivering and control
  • To make students know and understand the basics of the nuclear medicine routines together with the understanding the nuclear safety basics

Learning outcomes

By the end of the program the students:

  • will have the competence to operate the medical cyclotrons with the generation of the basic isotopes for nuclear medicine
  • will be able to synthesize the basic radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography
  • will develop the skills in planning and administering the dose for each patient individually

The learning outcomes depend on the specialization that the student will choose during the education.

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The program is entirely integrated into the routine process in the Nuclear Medicine Center in the hospital. It provides the students with the unique possibility to obtain the experience of working in the real hospital well-equipped conditions.

Career prospects

The students obtain the competences that are highly demanded in the world. The Nuclear Medicine is the new, rapidly developing field of working and knowledge. The graduates of such the programs are required all over the world.

Facilities, Equipment and Software

Students studying both in Siberian Federal University and in Federal Siberian Research Clinical Center. This provides students with the possibility to gain the experience of operating the modern complex devices and software for nuclear medicine.

These devices includes cyclotrons (IBA company) and CT scanners (Phillips, GE, Siemens).

The standard PET hot lab, which includes lead-lined PET unit dose cabinets, dose calibrators, quality control kits, containment systems for sterile applications etc.

Core courses:

  • Medical Tracer Kinetics
  • Medical Data Analysis
  • The Positron-Emitting Isotopes Generation
  • The Synthesis of the Radiopharmaceuticals with short-lived isotopes: 18F and 15O
  • Radiopharmaceuticals Quality Control
  • Dose Managing
  • The Area of Irradiation Modeling

Program Leader

Andrey Shuvaev

Degree: Ph.D. in Biophysics
Academic title: Associated professor

Address: Room 13-08, 79 Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660041
Email: AShuvaev [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Tel: +7 (391) 206 2072

Education: Krasnoyarsk State University, Physicist, specialty “Biophysics”, 2004
Thesis: Stochastic modeling of the population dynamics of the plasmid-burden bacteria (Candidate of Sciences, 2000)

Main articles:

  • Hogan T. et al. Clonally diverse T cell homeostasis is maintained by a common program of cell-cycle control //The Journal of Immunology. – 2013. – Т. 190. – №. 8. – С. 3985-3993
  • Shuvaev A. DnaA Dynamics Could be Linked with Fitness Cost in Bacteria //Cell biochemistry and biophysics. – 2014. – Т. 70. – №. 1. – С. 295-299
  • Pechurkin N. S., Shuvaev A. N. The general evolution of energy–matter interactions on earth: From a gas whirlwind to a technogenic civilization //Biophysics. – 2015. – Т. 60. – №. 2. – С. 331-334

Teaching Staff

Tatyana Zotina

Degree: Ph.D. in Biophysics
Academic title: Senior researcher in Institute of Biophysics, SB RAS

Address: Laboratory of Radiobiology, 50/50 Academgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660036
Tel: +7 (391) 249 4572

Additional information is available at:

Tatyana Neruchok

Degree: Master’s degree in Engineering
Position: Chief Engineer

Address: Federal Siberian Research Clinical Center, 26 Kolomenskaya Street, Krasnoyarsk, 660037, PO Box 6213

Nickolay Setkov

Degree: Ph.D. in Biophysics
Academic title: Full Professor

Address: Room 13-08, 79 Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660041
Email: NSetkov [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Tel: +7 (391) 206 2072

Additional information is available at:

Nickolay Shepelevich

Degree: Ph.D. in Biophysics
Position: Medical Physicist

Address: 16 Pervaya Smolenskaya str., build. 10-11, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660133

Anastasiya Ozerskaya

Degree: Master’s degree in Pharmacology
Position: Chemist

Address: 16 Pervaya Smolenskaya str., build. 10-11, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660133

Fields of Study: Medical Physics
Medical Dosimetry
Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September, 1
Study intensity: Full-time
Delivery mode: Blended
Type of degree: Master of Science in Physics
Credits: 120 ECTS
Language of Instruction: Russian
Entry requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry or equivalent (a copy of your diplomas from previous university studies and transcripts of completed courses and grades)
  • good command of Russian (certificate or other official document)
  • Skype interview (a motivation letter and letters of recommendation may also be required)

Winners of the International Competition "Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project" can study for free.

Tuition fee: The price will be announced soon.
Application deadline: July 29th, 2018
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available in double and triple-occupancy rooms (€ 20 per month).
Practicalities: Airport transfer and invitation letter for a Russian study visa are provided by the University

More information?

Please contact our Department of International Educational Programs, SibFU

e-mail: study [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
phone: +7 391 206-39-28
fax: +7 391 206-21-66
address: 82/6 Svobodny pr., room 427, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia

Skype: StudyatSibFU

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The University

Today Siberian Federal University (SibFU) with over 35,000 students enrolled in its programmes is one of the most actively developing universities in Russia. Annually more than 200 visiting professors – leading scientists from UK, Germany, Spain and USA – deliver their lectures at SibFU.

The University is a winner of the Russian Government grants supporting research projects under the guidance of top-level scholars from Russia and all over the world.

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The campus of Siberian Federal University is located in a forested area of the city of Krasnoyarsk. Academic buildings and dormitories of the university are surrounded by natural forest lands and easily accessible by the public transport. More information about the University Campus can be found here.

The City of Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk is the administrative capital of Krasnoyarsky kray – second largest region of Russia. It is a big industrial and educational centre with a population of more than 1 million people, and also an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The city is located on the banks of the Yenisey River in the valley formed by the Eastern Sayan Mountains. Nature reserve Stolby ("pillars") has become the city’s visiting card.

Among the famous people born in Krasnoyarsk are artist Vasily Surikov, opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov, skeletonist Alexander Tretyakov and ice-hockey player Alexander Semin.

In March 2019 Krasnoyarsk proudly hosted the XXIX Winter Universiade.

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