NMTEC 200 Applied Anatomy & Physiology • 1 Cr.


Studies human anatomy and physiology as they apply to nuclear medicine imaging. Specific organ systems covered include skeletal, circulatory, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, immune, excretory, endocrine, and central nervous systems. 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: cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, gastrointestinal, liver and spleen
  • 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