[ Login ]


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



Footer Navigation

Contact info

Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000