Nuclear Medicine Technology

Undergraduate Bulletin
Document Number 4.04.07

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[1] Courses in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT)

4210 PRACTICUM I Introduction to clinical imaging.

4410 PRACTICUM II Intermediate techniques in clinical imaging, radioimmunoassay, radiopharmaceutical preparation, and radiation safety techniques.

4510 PRACTICUM III Advanced techniques in clinical imaging, radioimmunoassay, radiopharmaceutical preparation, computer techniques, and radiation health physics.

4415 PATIENT CARE Principles and techniques of patient care including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, patient transport, ECG monitoring, physical assessment, pharmacology, venipuncture, and IV therapy. Emphasis is placed on skills that are used by the technologist in the clinical setting.

4420 NUCLEAR PHYSICS/RADIOCHEMISTRY Fundamentals of basic atomic and nuclear physics, including the structure of the atom, modes of radioactive decay, mathematical calculation of radioactivity, passage of charged particles and high-energy photons through matter, and the primary and secondary sites of radionuclide production.

4425 IN VIVO NUCLEAR MEDICINE I Comprehensive study of the theory and methodology of imaging the different systems in the body, including rationale and indications for the study, patient preparation, radiopharmaceuticals used, imaging techniques, computer processing applications, and diagnostic interpretation. Each section will be correlated with laboratory studies and clinical exams performed in the clinical setting.

4325 IN VIVO NUCLEAR MEDICINE II Continuation of In Vivo Medicine I.

4435 IN VIVO NUCLEAR MEDICINE III Continuation of In Vivo Nuclear Medicine II.

4430 RADIOPHARMACY/RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY Fundamental principles of radiopharmacology, including radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control, biochemical and physiological properties of radiopharmaceuticals, methods of localization and alterations of distribution, and the therapeutic use of radionuclides in medicine.

4315 INSTRUMENTATION/STATISTICS I Principles of operation and quality control of non-imaging nuclear medicine equipment to include statistical applications.

4320 INSTRUMENTATION/STATISTICS II Principles of operation and quality control of collimated radiation detectors with emphasis on statistical applications.

4330 RADIOIMMUNOASSAY Methodology involved in radioimmunoassay to include competitive binding, antigen-antibody reactions, and radioligand procedures. Includes the operation of laboratory instruments and equipment.

4215 RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICS Principles involved in minimizing exposure to patient, self, and environment are discussed. Included are techniques for measuring levels of radioactive contamination, procedures for decontamination, and a general overview of government regulations regarding exposure and material handling. Laboratory included.

4220 RADIOBIOLOGY Biological effects of the exposure of living tissue to ionizing radiation, including chronic and acute effects and the relative sensitivity and resistance of organ systems, tissues, and cells to radiation.