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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
CLINICAL PRACTICE OBJECTIVES
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
The nuclear medicine assignment provides the student with the basic
principles of nuclear medicine imaging. Upon completion of the rotation the
student should be able to:
A. Describe the type of equipment utilized in this modality.
B. Describe the source of the radionuclides.
C. List contrast medias, other pharmaceuticals or foods that affect
nuclear medicine test results.
D. Describe the procedures for disposing of radioactive waste, storing
radioactive materials, and decontamination.
E. Describe the type of radioactivity predominately used in nuclear
medicine.
F. Perform patient handling tasks specific to the study.
G. Describe the use of radionuclides for therapeutic treatment.
H. Describe the difference in radiation protection issues for personnel in
NM vs. diagnostic x-ray.