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  • Rhode Island Hospital School of Medical Imaging
    Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Course Descriptions

  • NMT 231    Clinical Observation (3 credits)

    Provides an introduction to the clinical practice of nuclear medicine with an emphasis on departmental policies and procedures, radiation safety and patient care. Offers practical experience observing and applying health care principles.


    NMT 301    Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology (4 credits)

    An introduction to the science and practice of nuclear medicine technology. This course explains the organization of diagnostic imaging departments and discusses the responsibilities of the professional nuclear medicine technologist.


    RADT 255    Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health (1 credit)

    This course is designed to introduce the student to nursing procedures and techniques related to nuclear medicine.


    NMT 311   Radiation Safety and Radiation Physics (2 credits)

    This course covers concepts and physical principles that govern radioactivity and interactions of ionizing radiation with matter, principles and applications of radiation safety and protection.


    NMT 405    Radiopharmacy (1 credit)

    This course will define and discuss the theory and practice of radiopharmacy and radiochemistry, including preparation, calculation of doses, quality control, radiation safety and applicable regulations.


    NMT 402    Instrumentation and Radiobiology (2 credits)

    This course will define the principles of operation and quality control for all non-imaging and imaging instruments in nuclear medicine as well as and the interactions of ionizing radiation with human tissue.


    NMT 321    Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I (3 credits)

    This course covers anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, radiopharmacy, imaging techniques and interpretation of images. It is designed to be taught in an integrated system by system approach as applied to nuclear medicine.


    NMT 421    Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II (3 credits)

    This course covers anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, radiopharmacy, imaging techniques and interpretation of images. It is designed to be taught in an integrated system by system approach as applied to nuclear medicine.


    NMT 425    Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III (3 credits)

    This course covers anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, radiopharmacy, imaging techniques and interpretation of images. It is designed to be taught in an integrated system by system approach as applied to nuclear medicine.


    NMT 332    Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I (7 credits)

    Clinical education designed to gain skills required to achieve clinical competencies in a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical and didactic education leading to proficiency.


    NMT 431    Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II (8 credits)

    Clinical education designed to gain skills required to achieve clinical competencies in a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical and didactic education leading to proficiency.


    NMT 432    Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III (5.5 credits)

    Clinical education designed to gain skills required to achieve clinical competencies in a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical and didactic education leading to proficiency.


    CTSC 300    Principles of Computed Tomography (2 credits)

    The principles of computed tomography imaging are taught, including basic patient care, pharmacology and drug administration, and routine pediatric and emergency medical care procedures.


    CTSC 301    CT Physics and Radiation Protection (2 credits)

    Topics include the physical principles and instrumentation involved in computed tomography. An overview is also given of radiation protection and responsibilities.


    CTSC 407    Sectional Anatomy (2 credits)

    Course content includes the detailed study of gross anatomical structures by location, relationship to other structures and function. Thorough coverage is given of human diseases diagnosable via computed tomography.


    NMT 430    Registry Review (2 credits)

    Review to prepare students for national certification exams offered by the ARRT and NMTCB.