NMTEC 240 Radiation Safety • 1 Cr.
Covers principles and practices for radiation safety. Topics include calculation of doses absorbed from procedures, personnel monitoring, handling and disposal of radioactive materials, and licensing of a nuclear medicine department. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:•Delineate the regulatory responsibilities of the various federal, state and local agencies involved in monitoring radiation and radioactive materials •List and apply basic radiation safety rules for working with radiopharmaceuticals to the nuclear medicine department and to the situation of a radiation emergency •Outline issues and calculations relating to transportation, receipt and disposal of radioactive materials •Outline and apply radiopharmaceutical dosimetry and effective dose calculations •State limits for occupational radiation exposure and apply radiation protection principles in a variety of situations •Discuss principles of radionuclide therapy and their application to a variety of medical conditions •Communicate radiation safety principles and applications in situations involving patients and/or health care professionals
- Spring 2013 (current quarter)