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NMT 151 - Applied Nuclear Medicine Technology 2

Credits: 5
5 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 162  and CHM 151  

This course follows a didactic approach to clinical nuclear medicine technology.  A considerable number of class hours are allotted to the review of concepts in anatomy, physiology, pathology and radiopharmaceuticals as they relate to the clinical procedures outlined in the main topics. This course provides the student with practical knowledge essential to the acquisition of skills in performing nuclear medicine examinations. 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. Obtain pertinent patient history information as needed for the nuclear medicine procedure.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to explain the nuclear medicine procedure to a patient.
  3. Evaluate patient medical history in preparation for the nuclear medicine procedure to identify any contraindications prior to the procedure.
  4. Identify the radiopharmaceutical, dose and route of administration and acquistion parameters for a diagnostic nuclear medicine procedure.
  5. Differentiate between normal and abnormal patterns of radiopharmaceutical distribution by analyzing films of nuclear medicine procedures.
  6. Quantify radiopharmaceutical distribution through computer analysis and mathematical calculations.

 Listed Topics

  1. Skeletal imaging
  2. Gastrointestinal imaging
  3. Cardiovascular imaging
  4. Pulmonary imaging
  5. Genitourinary imaging
  6. Central nervous system imaging
  7. Infection imaging
  8. Thyroid/Endocrine imaging
  9. Therapy procedures
  10. Miscellaneous procedures
Reference Materials
Current applicable textbooks, handouts, case studies and internet access.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020

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