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  • NM-350

    Nuclear Medicine Essentials

    The course covers a variety of Nuclear Medicine topics as a way to introduce the student to Nuclear Medicine Technology. Topics include patient care, mathematics and statistics review, and computer applications in nuclear medicine. Clinical observations are required and topics of CPR and medical terminology are introduced.
  • NM-401

    NM Procedures&Technology

    The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of nuclear medicine procedures including the appropriate instrumentation and patient care skills. Procedures include skeletal system, endocrine system, respiratory system, GI system, GU system, cardiac system, CNS, inflammatory and tumor imaging, and PET imaging and therapeutic studies.
  • NM-404

    Molecular Imaging& Patho.II

    This course is a continuation of NM 402: Molecular Imaging and Pathology I and focuses on more advanced molecular im aging procedures, radioimmunotherapy, and PET procedures. Topics covered will include appropriate protocol selection, instr umentation, basic pathology, and patient care for each procedure discussed. Prerequisites: NM 402, NM 406, and NM 40 9
  • NM-405

    RadiationScien&Instrumentatio

    The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of radiation and nuclear medicine physics, including the concepts and physical principles that apply to the atom and interactions of the various atomic particles. Radiation biology, protection, and safety are presented. Qualitative and quantitative effects on the human body following exposure to various amounts of ionizing radiation will be examined. The safe handling of radioactive materials and regulatory aspects of radiation protection are presented as well. Basic radiation detectors, their applications, functions, and limitations are presented. This course also covers the instruments used in nuclear medicine with an overview of the gas filled detectors, scintillation cameras, and the radioactive decay process.
  • NM-406

    Instrumentation I

    This course focuses on the principles of both imaging and non - imaging instrumentation. The design, operation, and quality control of gas detectors, scintillation detectors, gamma camer as, solid state detectors, and single photon emission computed t omography (SPECT) are covered. This course als o covers counting statistics and the applications of computers in nuclear medicine with the appropriate instrumentation discussions
  • NM-408

    Instrumentation II

    This course is a continuation of NM 406?Instrumentation I. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is covered, along with new topics in Position Emission Tomography (PET), Computed Tomography (CT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Additional topics related to newer imaging techniques may be discussed
  • NM-409

    Rad.Phy.Bio & Protection

    This course explores principles and methods of radiation safety and protection, radiation and nuclear medicine health physics, and reg ulations pertaining to occupationally and non-occupationally exposed individuals. This course will also overview concepts in radiation biology, including mechanisms of interaction from the subcellular level to the organism, as well as the genetic and somatic effects of ionizing radiation. Risk versus benefit of radiation exposure to patients and occupational workers will be discussed. The emphasis of the course will be an understanding of the theories of radiobiology and how this translates into radiation protection practices
  • NM-410

    Radiopharmacy and Pharmacology

    Rules and regulations regulating the practice of the radiopharmacy/hot lab are discussed in detail. Radiopharmaceutical preparation, labeling information, methods of localization, record keeping and storage of radioactive materials, quality control, and federal/state regulations are discussed. Generator systems, cyclotrons, and accelerators are covered. Pharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine as adjunct therapies are covered along with their indications, dosage, and effects. 16/SP:Class meets first 7 weeks of the semester 1/19-3/8.
  • NM-420

    Molecular Imaging

    This course focuses on molecular imaging, including PET, MRI, and CT. The emphasis is on imaging techniques, instrumentation, physics, biodistribution of molecular agents, and the clinical applications of molecular imaging. Prerequisites: NM 401
  • NM-430

    Applied Nuclear Med. Lab I

    This course integrates common molecular imaging procedures and instrumentation concepts l earned as part of other courses offered in the nuclear medicine program. The focus of this course will be applying the knowledge acquired regarding molecular imaging procedures and instrumentation to hands on experience in the medical imaging lab. Topics i nclude common molecular imaging procedures and basic gamma camera operations and instrumentation.
  • NM-431

    Applied Nuclear Med. Lab II

    This course integrates advanced molecular imaging procedures and instrumentation concepts learned as part of other courses offered in the nuclear medicine program. The focus of this course will be applying the knowledge acquired regarding molecular imaging procedures and instrumentation to hands on experience in the medical imaging lab. Topics include advanced molecular imaging procedures, advanced gamma camera operations and instrumentation, and radiopharamcy concepts.
  • NM-440

    Global Trends in Nuclear Med.

    In this one credit hour course, students will journey to an international location to explore the ways in which nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is performed. Radiopharmaceuticals, procedures and technology not used or performed in the United States will be the focus of this course. Students will have the opportunity to visit hospitals and clinics in other countries and both experience how nuclear medicine is performed, as well as, gain an understanding on how health care in the host country works compared to the United States. Guest lecturers from the visited country will present on various topics, including nuclear medicine procedures, patient care and healthcare policies. The course requires 3 pre-travel planning and study classes to learn about the location