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NMTEC 280 Computed Tomography for Nuclear Medicine • 3 Cr.


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.


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