NMTEC 262 Clinical Nuclear Medicine III • 1 Cr.
Discusses advanced topics related to imaging and non-imaging procedures. Topics include hematology and immunology, laboratory techniques in nuclear medicine, bone densitometry, radioimmunotherapy, advanced nuclear neurology, pediatric nuclear medicine, and radionuclide therapy review. It also includes an introduction to medical research and reading and interpreting scientific literature. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Discuss types of research, ethical considerations in doing research, parts of a research paper, and critical analysis of published articles in the nuclear medicine literature.
- Describe the components of human blood, the workings of the immune system, and the structure and manufacture of antibodies.
- Explain the principles and performance of bone densitometry, factors affecting test results, and the meaning of the results.
- Discuss the application of nuclear medicine techniques to imaging of malignant breast tumors and neurotransmitter systems in the brain.
- Outline the use of radioimmunotherapy for lymphoma with Y-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan.
- Review radionuclide therapy techniques and procedures.
- Discuss pediatric nuclear medicine including patient care techniques, developmental levels, and variations in imaging studies for children.