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NMT 203 - Nuclear Medicine Laboratory Procedures

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: NMT 102  and NMT 201  
Co-requisites: NMT 151  

This course follows a didactic approach to clinical nuclear medicine technology.  A review of concepts in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and radiopharmaceuticals are covered as they relate to the clinical and therapeutic procedures outlined in the main topics.  This course provides the student with practical knowledge essential to the acquisition of skills in performing nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations and therapeutic procedures. 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 acquisition 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.
  7. Characterize the various radiotherapies and the pathologies that can be treated.
  8. Determine the required pre and post-therapy procedures to include patient preparation, informed consent, patient instructions, radiation safety/monitoring and documentation.
  9. Document patient identity, radiopharmaceutical, route of administration and dosage for radionuclide therapies.
Listed Topics
  1. Parathyroid imaging
  2. Adrenal imaging
  3. Breast imaging
  4. Monoclonal antibody imaging
  5. Lymphoscintigraphy/sentinel node localization
  6. Neuroendocrine tumor imaging
  7. Radionuclide therapies
Reference Materials
Current textbooks, handouts, case studies and internet sites.
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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