Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 02-302 Nuclear Medicine Radiopharmacy  (4)
Nuclear Medicine radiopharmacy, including production of radionuclides, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, radiopharmaceuticals and methods of radiolabeling; characteristics of specific radiopharmaceuticals, biorouting and physiological mechanisms of tracer uptake; pharmacokinetics; radiation units; specific activity; concentration determination; dose calculations; methods of dispensing; quality assurance of radiopharmaceuticals; and universal precautions. Specialized clinical radiopharmaceuticals, including monoclonal antibodies, peptides, receptors, Positron Emission Tomography therapy and current research. Radiopharmacy design, management and recordkeeping, radiation safety, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) radiopharmacy rules and regulations. Prerequisite: 02-300, 02-301, 02-304