NMTEC 210 Radiopharmacy • 1 Cr.
Studies all commonly used nuclear medicine pharmaceuticals, their preparation, indications for use, dosages, and contraindications. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- State the ideal properties of radiopharmaceuticals.
- Explain the ways in which Technetium can bind with other materials, and the implications this has for radiopharmaceutical labeling.
- Calculate pediatric dosages for various radiopharmaceuticals.
- Use decay charts and decay factors to pre- and post-calibrate a radiopharmaceutical dosage.
- Explain the mechanism of uptake, biodistribution, indications, and contraindications for all radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine.
- List any important considerations in the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine.
- State how erythrocytes and leukocytes can be labeled with radioactive materials.
- Calculate the purity of a radiopharmaceutical preparation, given the solvent system and the counts per minute at the origin and solvent front.
- List the regulations that pertain to radiopharmacy and misadministration of radiopharmaceuticals.
- Explain how a Mo-99/Tc-99m generator works and the quality control measures required for each elution.
- Winter 2015 (current quarter)