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NMTEC 280 Computed Tomography for Nuclear Medicine • 3 Cr.

Description:

Provides didactic instruction in CT scanning, as is pertinent to its application to nuclear medicine procedures. Includes information relevant to production and detection of X-rays in CT, instrumentation and image reconstruction, specific technique applications, patient care and quality control. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of program chair.

Description starting Summer 2015

Provides didactic instruction in CT scanning, as is pertinent to its application to nuclear medicine procedures. Includes information relevant to production and detection of X-rays in CT, instrumentation and image reconstruction, specific technique applications, patient care and quality control. Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss production of x-rays
  • Describe components of a CT scanner
  • Discuss reconstruction techniques used in CT scanners
  • Describe the components of image quality
  • Describe the acquisition of a CT image set, including the use of oral and IV contrast
  • Describe CT image display, including HU’s and standard windowing
  • Discuss patient dosimetry and the common use of shielding
  • Identify common CT procedures
  • Explain PET/CT co-registration and CT based attenuation correction
  • Discuss quality control procedures for CT and PET/CT cameras
  • Identify artifacts found on CT and PET/CT images

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