RADIATION SCIENCE: NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY (NMT)

 

See College of Science and Allied Health,  p. 83.

 

Professor: Taylor, P. (Program Director).

 

Nuclear Medicine Technology Major

(Science and Allied Health)

 

Special Core Requirements: BIO 105*, 312 and 313, 433; CHM 103* and 104, 301, 300 (or 303, 304 and 305), 461; C-S 101* or C-S 120*; MTH 150* (or higher), 205* or 250*; NMT 201, 395; PHY 103* or 125*; PHY 376; PSY 100*; SOC 110* or 120*; SOC 420 or 422. Internship: Each nuclear medicine technology intern will enroll in clinical courses for a minimum of 34 credits.

 

(Satisfies college core requirements.)

 

 

 

NMT       201                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology

Orientation to the application and professional aspects of nuclear medicine technology;

including radiation safety and protection, types of imaging procedures performed, computer applications, related allied health professions and ethics. Lect. 0.5, Lab. 1.

 

NMT       395                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Immunology for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist

A highly focused investigation of the principles and practices of immunology for the student of nuclear medicine technology. Offered Sem. II.

 

NMT       401                                                                                                                                     Cr. 0-1

Hospital Orientation

A survey of hospital administrative procedures including medical terms and medical ethics. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       402                                                                                                                                         Cr. 2-4

Clinical Correlation: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

A lecture series of topics of current interest selected and presented by nuclear medicine physicians. Emphasis on clinical interpretation of organ systems pathophysiology as viewed by the practicing nuclear physician. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program. Lect. 1-2. Duration: two semesters.

 

NMT       403                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3-4

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human organ systems treated in the application of nuclear medicine. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

  

NMT       405                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2-3

Radiation Protection

Properties of alpha, beta and gamma radiations, their effects upon human beings and methods for protecting patients and staff from unnecessary exposure and possible injury. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       407                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2-5

Clinical Instrumentation and Techniques

Structure, operating characteristics and practice in use of nuclear radiation detection instruments and radioisotope handling devices used in medical diagnosis and therapy. Lect. 1-3, Lab. 3-6. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       409                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Mathematical Evaluation of Clinical Data

A study of the expected variations in results depending on the choice of radionuclide, instrument and patient. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       411                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-2

Records and Administrative Procedures

Records and procedures required by federal, state and professional regulatory agencies to insure proper: (1) acquisition, handling, application, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials; (2) awareness of radiation dosages received by patients and staff; and (3) functioning of detection equipment. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       412                                                                                                                                     Cr. 5-12

Clinical Nuclear Practicum I

The supervised use of radionuclides in imaging and scanning of patients for diagnostic purposes. Lect. 1-4, Lab. 12-24. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       413                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3-9

Clinical Nuclear Practicum II

The supervised use of radionuclides in vitro and in vivo in patients for diagnostic purposes. Lect. 1-3, Lab. 6-18. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       415                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Application of Radionuclides to Medicine

Review of radionuclides and the compounds into which they are formed that are useful in medical research, diagnosis and therapy. Lect. 1-3. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

  

NMT       416                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Nuclear Medicine Quality Control Practicum

Elution of Mo/Tc generator, preparation and testing of radiopharmaceutical products. Gamma Camera uniformity, relative sensitivity and spatial linearity and resolution testing. The use of flood field and bar phantoms on in vivo imaging detectors in the nuclear medicine imaging laboratory. Lect. .5-1.5, Lab. 1.5-4.5. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       417                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2-5

Nuclear Radiation Physics and Instrumentation

Properties of alpha, beta and gamma radiations; their origins and interactions with matter; their control and shielding; and the statistics of counting. Lect. 1-3, Lab. 3-6. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       418                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Clinical Procedures Review

Classroom technique to establish clinical practices used in nuclear medicine imaging; develop techniques used in planar and SPECT imaging. The fundamental skills of patient care, radiopharmaceutical preparation and administration. Emphasis is also on computer processing techniques used in coordination with imaging procedures. Lect. .5-1.5. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program. Duration: two semesters.

 

NMT       419                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Clinical Radiation Biology

Cellular and organ responses to radiation sources and radionuclides employed in nuclear medicine. Lect. 1-2, Lab. 0-3. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       420                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-2

Gamma Cameras

This course consists of lectures and laboratory sessions relating to the gamma camera from a physics point of view. It will convey to the student the principles of gamma camera operation, methods of measuring and maintaining camera performance, and the theory and practice of acquiring tomographic studies. Lect. .5-1, Lab. 1.5-3. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       421                                                                                                                                       Cr. 0-1

Therapeutic Radionuclides

The chemical, physical and biological properties of the radionuclides used in diagnosis and therapy. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

  

NMT       423                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Nuclear Medicine Chemistry

A study of the radiopharmacology and the chemistry of radionuclides used in the clinical laboratory. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       427                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-5

Application of Computers to Nuclear Medicine

A study of data collection, data reduction and data enhancement by computer methods. Lect. 1-2, Lab. 0-9. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       484                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Instruction and Testing Skills for Teaching Clinical

Nuclear Medicine Procedures

A study of the skills needed to teach in an accredited NMT program. The following competency areas are discussed: Instructional skills, curriculum design, program planning, student counseling, educational psychology, and evaluation and testing. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       495                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Special Topics in Nuclear Medicine

Topics of current interest in nuclear medicine with emphasis on new or experimental methods. Hours arranged. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.

 

NMT       499                                                                                                                                     Cr. 0-3

Independent Study

Independent projects under the direction and supervision of a member of the clinical staff. Hours arranged. Prerequisites: completion of 96 credits and acceptance into a hospital program.