Nuclear Medicine Technology

 

HAN 401 Radiobiology and Physics (3 credits): Presents an overview of the biological effects of radiation by examining the interaction of radiation with matter, macromolecules, cells, tissue and the whole body.  Studies the clinical impact of responses to radiation.  Introduces students to radiation safety through topics such as biologic consequences of irradiation, regulatory limitation of exposure, methods for exposure minimization, and radiation monitoring.   Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 402 Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology (3 credits): Provides basic radiographic anatomy from both the projection and cross sectional point of view.  Introduces to basic disease processes, including the nature and causes of disease and injury.  Examines these processes on medical images acquired through radiography, computed tomography, angiography, magnetic resonance, scintigraphy, emission computed tomography and ultrasonography.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 426 Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation (3 credits): Expands on HAN 395, specifically in the area of Nuclear Medicine Technology.  Examines the physical basis, construction, operation and quality control of radiation detection, pulse height analysis, planar imaging, Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT) imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging devices.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 427 Nuclear Medicine Procedures (6 credits): Covers principles, methods and instrumentation used in Nuclear Medicine imaging.  Examines the preparation and performance of planar, Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) nuclear medicine imaging procedures.  Provides information needed to perform a variety of imaging and/or functional studies (e.g. liver, spleen, hepatobiliary, gastric reflux, gastrointestinal bleeds, lung, endocrine, central nervous system).  Presents in vitro nuclear medicine procedures.  Principles of sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and predictive values of diagnostic testing are also examined.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 429 Radiopharmacy and Therapy (3 credits): Examines the production, labeling, quality control, clinical biodistribution, and application of radionuclide tracers for nuclear medicine imaging.   Covers radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical characteristics that provide suitable imaging properties.  Discusses various aspects of laboratory procedures (e.g. safe handling or radionuclides, radiation safety surveys, hot laboratory instruments, radiopharmaceutical preparation, quality control and sterile technique).   Explores pathologies, radiopharmaceuticals, dosage calculation and administration, and patient management issues related to radionuclide therapy.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.