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NMT 206 - Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation

Credits: 3
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the construction and operating principles of gas-filled detectors.
  2. Describe and diagram the operation of scintillation imaging systems.
  3. Explain and list all of the quality control procedures required for scintillation and gas detectors.
  4. Explain the operation of PET imaging systems.
  5. List the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards and their applications to nuclear medicine.
Listed Topics
  1. Gas-filled detectors
  2. Scintillation detectors
  3. Collimators
  4. Spatial resolution and sensitivity
  5. Equipment quality control
Reference Materials
Current textbooks, workbooks, Internet sites and current computer software.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/11/2009

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