NMT 206 - Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation
3 Lecture Hours
This is a course that develops greater skills in operating, calibrating, and performing routine maintenance quality control on gamma cameras, well counters, gas-filled detectors, and PET cameras. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Explain the construction and operating principles of gas-filled detectors.
- Describe and diagram the operation of scintillation imaging systems.
- Explain and list all of the quality control procedures required for scintillation and gas detectors.
- Explain the operation of PET imaging systems.
- List the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards and their applications to nuclear medicine.
- Gas-filled detectors
- Scintillation detectors
- Spatial resolution and sensitivity
- Equipment quality control
Current textbooks, workbooks, Internet sites and current computer software.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/11/2009
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