NMTEC 261 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I • 1 Cr.


Presents nuclear medicine from the physician's standpoint, emphasizing the diagnosis of disease and ways in which the technologist can assist the physician making a correct diagnosis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify common indications, pathologies, clinical presentations, and supporting documentation for various nuclear medicine examinations.
  • Compare radiopharmaceutical choices and suggest an appropriate choice for a given clinical scenario.
  • Discuss the appearance of images and suggest possible associated diagnoses.
  • Identify common pitfalls and artifacts for specific nuclear medicine studies and discuss how these can be avoided.
  • Analyze images from the perspective of the nuclear medicine physician, and suggest ways to provide the nuclear medicine physician with necessary information.
  • Briefly discuss next steps (diagnostic and/or therapeutic) based on particular scan results.