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:
a. Cardiovascular b. Respiratory c. Skeletal d. Gastrointestinal e. Liver and spleen f. Urinary g. Endocrine h. Central nervous
  • 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.