Physics Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology (A.A.S. Degree)

Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Course Descriptions

NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY

NMT 71     2 lab 1 cr
Nuclear Physics Laboratory

Chronological development of nuclear physics in the 20th century as represented by the experimental work on blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, matter waves, Compton scattering and pair-production. Comparison of radiation measuring devices including GM and scintillation survey meters, gamma cameras, well counters and dosimeters. Quality control and radiation safety
Prerequisite(s): PHY 24 and permission of the NMT program director.
Corequisite(s): NMT 81-84.

NMT 78     1 lec 2 lab 2 cr
EKG - Interpretation and Techniques

Introduction to EKG. Topics include: electrical physiology of the heart, electrocardiographic tracing, leads (3 vs. 12), and analog and digital EKG. Some clinical hours may extend beyond the semester
Prerequisite(s): BIO 24 and permission of the NMT program director, or BIO 21 and BIO 22 and permission of the medical office assistant curriculum coordinator..

NMT 79     1 lec 2 lab 2 cr
Phlebotomy

Introduction to phlebotomy. Topics include phlebotomy principles, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, safety, equipment and techniques. Students completing this course qualify for the certification exam in phlebotomy
Prerequisite(s): BIO 24 and permission of the NMT program director, or BIO 21 and BIO 22 and permission of the medical office assistant curriculum coordinator.

NMT 81     3 lect/dem 3 cr
Orientation in Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Orientation to the hospital environment and to various phases of nuclear medicine technology, hospital administration and procedures
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Pre-NMT Sequence.

NMT 82     3 lect/dem 3 cr
Radio-Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Preparation and use of radio-pharmaceuticals, uptake of radiopharmaceuticals by various organs, and time dependent effects
Prerequisite(s): BIO 23, CHM 18.
Corequisite(s): NMT 81.

NMT 83     2 lab 2 rec 3 cr
Radiation Physics and Dosimetry

Elements of nuclear physics, the conservation laws; alpha, beta, and gamma decay; the neutrino; elements of health physics; the roentogen, REM, REP, and RAD; maximum safe human exposure to radiation; and regulations governing exposure
Corequisite(s): NMT 81.

NMT 84     2 lec 2 cr
Radiation Biology

Comprehensive study of radiation effects on cells including direct and indirect action of ionizing radiation; damage induced by free radicals in DNA; interpretation of survival data; radiation genetics; radiation effects on embryos; delayed effects; radiation safety and health physics
Corequisite(s): NMT 81.

NMT 85     1 lec 3 lab 2 cr
Nuclear Medicine Procedures

Nuclear medicine procedures related to the cardiovascular pulmonary system, endocrine system, central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, skeletal system, hematological system and other therapeutic procedures; introduction to radioimmunoassay principles and procedures
Prerequisite(s): BIO 24, NMT 83.

NMT 86     2 rec 1 cr
Didactic Nuclear Medicine

Rationale for applications of radio pharmaceuticals for in vivo and in vitro procedures; discussion of individual organ systems, RIA principles and procedures. Review of relevant medical law and patient care
Prerequisite(s): NMT 84.
Corequisite(s): NMT 85.

NMT 87     1,100 clin/lab 4 cr
Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Static and dynamic radionuclide procedures on patients; tomographic procedures; interpretation of radionuclide scans and gamma-camera images; nuclear medicine instrumentation; and alternative imaging processes
Prerequisite(s): NMT 84.
Corequisite(s): NMT 86.

NMT 88     1 lec 1 cr
Senior NMT Seminar

Students meet with medical director’s liaison and clinical director to discuss research topics in Nuclear Medicine. Term papers and oral reports based on assigned reading material and concepts analyzed during the didactic and laboratory segments of the NMT program
Prerequisite(s): NMT 86.
Corequisite(s): NMT 87.

NMT 89     2 lec 160 clin 4 lab 4 cr
Introduction to Cardiac Ultrasound

Topics include physics of ultrasound, ultrasound instrumentation, emergency medical procedures, Doppler and transesophageal echocardiology. Clinical rotation is at Montefiore Medical Center where each student participates in approximately 150 procedures. Students completing this course will receive a certificate from Montefiore Medical Center
Prerequisite(s): BIO 24, permission of NMT program director.

 

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