AHLS 480 - Topics in Applied Nuclear Medicine Technology
A. Nuclear Medicine Technology Procedures. Principles of asepsis; patient handling and positioning; concepts of pathology and examination indications; diagnostic imaging and nonimaging procedures; tomography; and computer acquisition and processing applications. Critique of case studies. Professional and ethical issues related to the practice of nuclear medicine technology.
B. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. Principles and application of nuclear medicine technology procedures involving the diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative uses of radionuclides. Supervised clinical practicum at affiliated institutions.
C. Radiation Detection and Safety. Principles of natural and artificial radiation, biological effects, and radioactive decay; radionuclide production; radiation detection, protection, and dosimetry; radionuclide imaging and nonimaging instrumentation including computer acquisition and image reconstruction algorithms; and quality assurance and government regulations pertaining to radioactive materials possession.
D. Radiopharmacy. Principles of radiopharmaceutical chemistry, radiolabeling, preparation, and administration; pharmocokinetics, radiopharmacy design, management, and documentation; and safety issues pertaining to the clinical application of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.
Topics offered at affiliated institutions accredited for programs in nuclear medicine technology.
Prerequisites & Notes
PRQ: Acceptance into accredited program in nuclear medicine technology at an affiliated institution.