NMTEC 260 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I • 1 Cr.
Presents nuclear medicine from the technologist's standpoint, emphasizing the technical aspects and pitfalls of nuclear medicine procedures. NMTEC 260 lectures are coordinated with NMTEC 200. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Discuss basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic processes, and physiologic imaging as they pertain to nuclear medicine
- Describe and discuss aspects of anatomy and physiology of specific interest to the practice of nuclear medicine, related to the following organ systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, gastrointestinal, liver and spleen, urinary, endocrine, and central nervous
- Utilize medical terms as they apply to the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the organ systems listed above
- Delineate aspects of physiology demonstrated by specific nuclear medicine radiopharmaceuticals
- Identify indications and protocols for identified nuclear medicine exams
- Discuss results of specific nuclear medicine exams and their implications in terms of the physiologic and/or pathologic processes
- Develop patient explanations for nuclear medicine exams