NMTEC 262 Clinical Nuclear Medicine III • 1 Cr.
Discusses advanced topics related to imaging and non-imaging procedures. Topics include hematology and immunology, laboratory techniques in nuclear medicine, Schilling test, H. pylori breath testing, blood volume determination, bone densitometry, radioimmunotherapy, and advanced nuclear neurology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:1. Discuss types of research, ethical considerations in doing research, parts of a research paper, and critical analysis of published articles in the nuclear medicine literature. 2. Describe the components of human blood, the workings of the immune system, and the structure and manufacture of antibodies. 3. Briefly describe the techniques of radioimmunoassay. 4. Describe the performance of non-imaging nuclear medicine techniques including Helicobactor pylori breath test, blood volume tests, and erythrocyte survival and sequestration. 5. Explain the principles and performance of bone densitometry, factors affecting test results, and the meaning of the results. 6. Discuss the application of nuclear medicine techniques to imaging of malignant breast tumors and neurotransmitter systems in the brain. 7. Outline the use of radioimmunotherapy for lymphoma with I-131 tositumomab and Y-90 ibritumomab tiexetan. 8. Analyze a recent research study in nuclear medicine; write and present a paper about the study and your analysis of it.