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NMDT 407. Clinical Instrumentation and Techniques

Credits: 1-4
Department: Nuclear Medicine Technology
Description: Structure, operating characteristics, and practice in use of nuclear radiation detection instruments and radioisotope handling devices used in medical diagnosis and therapy.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Must be in clinical internship.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain all quality control procedures from camera installation to everyday quality control procedures for SPECT systems.
2. Process SPECT imaging utilizing FBP and OSEM with various filters, demonstrating the characteristics of each filter.
3. Describe the origin and effect of each of the following image characteristics: background, noise, resolution loss with distance, and photon attenuation and scatter for SPECT imaging.
4. Explain attenuation correction and how it is applied to SPECT images.
5. Explain all quality control procedures from camera installation to everyday quality control procedures for PET and CT systems.
6. Identify and explain the purpose of all components of a PET/CT system.
7. Explain attenuation correction and how it is applied to and PET/CT images.
8. Compare and contrast instrumentation used for planar, SPECT, PET and CT imaging.






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