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, Schilling test, H. pylori breath testing, blood volume determination, bone densitometry, radioimmunotherapy, and advanced nuclear neurology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into 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.
  • Briefly describe the techniques of radioimmunoassay.
  • Describe the performance of non-imaging nuclear medicine techniques including Helicobactor pylori breath test, blood volume tests, and erythrocyte survival and sequestration.
  • 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 I-131 tositumomab and Y-90 ibritumomab tiexetan.
  • Analyze a recent research study in nuclear medicine; write and present a paper about the study and your analysis of it.