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:
- Utilize and spell correct medical terms as they apply to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the organ systems discussed in Outcome #2 above and terms that are specific to nuclear medicine practice, including (for example) pharmacologic agents used in imaging procedures.
- 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.