Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

COURSE: 02-450 Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy (3)
The chemical, physical, and biological properties of radiopharmaceuticals used in diagnosis and therapy. Emphasis is given to the preparation, calculation, identification, administration, and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals. Performance of all radionuclide quality control and quality assurance procedures. Principles of decay and half-life, tissue localization, chemical impurities, generator systems, dose preparation, and techniques of good laboratory practices and cell labeling. Prerequisite: Admission to the NMH BS-NMT program.