NMT 310 Radionuclide Chemistry, Radiopharmacy and Pharmacology, 2 credits

This course covers the theory and practice of radiopharmacy, including preparation and calculation of the dose to be administered, quality control, radiation safety, and applicable regulations. In addition, it deals with nonradioactive interventional drugs and contrast media that are used as part of nuclear medicine procedures. For all administered materials, it addresses the routes of administration, biodistribution mechanisms, interfering agents, contraindications, and adverse effects. Students need to have experience in laboratories, the clinical setting, or a centralized radiopharmacy in order to become proficient in this area.

Prerequisite:NMT 200:Clinical Experience III