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Nuclear Medicine Tech Courses

1312
NMT

Radiation Protection and Safety

This course will teach methods of radiation protection, safety procedures and regulations according to the NRC, DOT and DOH; differentiate monitoring devices and detectors; dose and exposure limits; institutional licensing; possession limits; patient protection; receiving and disposing of radioactive material and packages; decontamination procedures; therapy procedures; as well as knowledge of regulatory agencies.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1613
NMT

Nuclear Physics

Prerequisite: Approved physics. This course will develop the understanding of radioactive decay, structure of the atom, atomic nomenclature. The student will be able to discuss the different types of radiation; the characteristics of each and how each react with matter. The student will also be able to calculate: radioactive decay, decay equations, decay factors, effective half-life, biological half-life, half value layers, standard deviation, and in the presence of background.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1713
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Methodology I

This course covers nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures, including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and protocols for routine and non-routine nuclear medicine procedures, bone imaging, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, digestive system and endocrine system.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1723
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Methodology II

Prerequisite: NMT 1713. This course covers diagnostic procedures, including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and protocols for routine and non-routine nuclear medicine procedures, genitourinary system procedures, respiratory system imaging, hematology and in vitro studies, and PET/CT imaging specifics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1733
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Methodology III

Prerequisite: NMT 1723. This course covers diagnostic procedures, and protocols for oncology/inflammation procedures, and radionuclide procedures.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1804
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education I

$49.00 lab fee Corequisite: NMT 1713. The course allows nuclear medicine students the opportunity to apply the skills necessary for patient care, administrative duties, and to apply the knowledge and skills of diagnostic procedures, and protocols for routine and non-routine nuclear medicine procedures, bone imaging, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, digestive system and endocrine system in the NMT1713 course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 24

1814
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education II

$33.00 lab fee Prerequisite: NMT 1804. Corerequisite: NMT 1723. A continuation of NMT 1804, this course allows nuclear medicine students the opportunity to apply the skills necessary for patient care, administrative duties, and to apply the knowledge and skills of diagnostic procedures, and protocol for genitourinary system procedures, respiratory system imaging, hematology and in vitro studies, and PET/CT imaging specifics. Clinical experience may include rotations through general, cardiac, pediatric, positron emission tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, and single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 24

1824
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education III

$33.00 lab fee Prerequisite: NMT 1814. A continuation of NMT1814, this course allows nuclear medicine students the opportunity to apply the skills necessary for patient care, administrative duties, and to apply the knowledge and skills of diagnostic procedures, and protocol for diagnostic procedures, and protocols for oncology/inflammation procedures, and radionuclide procedures.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 24

1834
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education IV

$50.00 lab fee Prerequisite: NMT 1824. The course allows nuclear medicine students the opportunity to apply and enhance their skills of diagnostic procedures, and protocol for all diagnostic procedures. During this clinical education, students shall be under the supervision of certified or licensed nuclear medicine technologists. Clinical experience should include rotations through general, cardiac, pediatric, positron emission tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, and single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography. Ancillary rotations in magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography to include the administration of contrast media may be included.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 24

2061
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Seminar

Prerequisite: NMT1733. This course involves comprehensive testing, discussions and refinement of knowledge of all aspects of Nuclear Medicine technology complementary to national and state certification and professional competency.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2130
NMT

Radiopharmacy and Radiochemistry

Prerequisite: CHM1032. This course covers the theory and practice of radiopharmacy, including preparation and calculation of the dose to be administered, quality control, radiation safety, and applicable regulations. In addition, it deals with nonradioactive interventional drugs and contrast media that are used as part of nuclear medicine procedures. For all administered materials, it addresses the routes of administration, biodistribution mechanisms, interfering agents, contraindications, and adverse effects.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2430
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Radiation Biology

The course involves a detailed study of the effects of radiation exposure on biological systems. Typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2534C
NMT

Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation: Non-Imaging, Imaging & Computers

This course covers the principles of operation and quality control for non-imaging instruments, including monitoring equipment, dose calibrators, well counters, uptake probes, liquid scintillation systems, laboratory equipment, and the gamma probe. This course also includes the principles and applications of statistics as they relate to nuclear medicine instrumentation, the configuration, function, and application of computers and networks in nuclear medicine. Students should have extensive laboratory and clinical experience performing data acquisition, manipulation, and processing. Laboratory and clinical experience should be included in the learning process.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 5

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