NMTEC 240 Radiation Safety • 1 Cr.
Covers principles and practices for radiation safety. Topics include calculation of doses absorbed from procedures, personnel monitoring, handling and disposal of radioactive materials, and licensing of a nuclear medicine department. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Delineate the regulatory responsibilities of the various federal, state and local agencies involved in monitoring radiation and radioactive materials
- List and apply basic radiation safety rules for working with radiopharmaceuticals to the nuclear medicine department and to the situation of a radiation emergency
- Outline issues and calculations relating to transportation, receipt and disposal of radioactive materials
- Outline and apply radiopharmaceutical dosimetry and effective dose calculations
- State limits for occupational radiation exposure and apply radiation protection principles in a variety of situations
- Discuss principles of radionuclide therapy and their application to a variety of medical conditions
- Communicate radiation safety principles and applications in situations involving patients and/or health care professionals