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.