Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
PECT410 PET/CT Patient Care
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 Specialized patient care procedures (physical, cultural, social, and emotional) for the PET/CT patient are reviewed. Routine and emergency patient care procedures and patient/family education on PET/CT are discussed.
PECT415 PET/CT Radiation Protection
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 This course is designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of the technologist for patients, personnel, and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies, and health care organizations are incorporated.
PECT420 PET/CT Computers
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 Content is designed to introduce knowledge in computing and information processing. Computer applications in PET/CT related to image capture, display, manipulation, storage, and distribution are presented.
PECT425 PET/CT Image Quality Analysis
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 Content is designed to provide a basis for analyzing patient images. Included are the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation, and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis.
PECT430 PET/CT Instrumentation
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 435, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 This course is an introduction to the basic principles of PET/CT instrumentation. The design, operation, and quality control of PET/CT are covered. Detailed discussion of the components of a PET/CT system and dedicated computer, both hardware and software, is included. Various types of PET/CT scanners are described. Parameters associated with these scanners are defined and discussed. Image quality and manipulation techniques are presented.
PECT435 PET/CT Processing
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 Content is designed to establish a knowledge base in factors that govern and influence the production and recording of images. Film and electronic imaging with related accessories will be covered.
PECT440 PET/CT Cross Sectional Anatomy
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 445, 450, 455, and 460 Content is designed to study normal sectional anatomy via diagrams and diagnostic images. Tomographic imaging, including an overview of applicable cross-sectional anatomy, is covered.
PECT445 PET/CT Radiopharmacy
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 450, 455, and 460 The physical principles and production methods of PET radiopharmaceuticals are presented. The chemical, biologic, and physiologic properties for each routinely used PET radiopharmaceutical are reviewed. Dosage requirements and calculations are discussed.
PECT450 PET/CT Procedures I
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 455, and 460 This course introduces topics that encompass the interrelated aspects of performing patient organ visualization procedures with PET/CT. Included are a review of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the various organs; radiopharmaceuticals; pharmaceuticals; applicable instrumentation; and a discussion of the methodologies and techniques utilized in performing the imaging procedure. Representative images are shown.
PECT455 PET/CT Procedures II
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, and 460 This course introduces topics that encompass the interrelated aspects of performing patient organ visualization procedures with PET/CT. Included are a review of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the various organs; radiopharmaceuticals; pharmaceuticals; applicable instrumentation; and a discussion of the methodologies and techniques utilized in performing the imaging procedure. Representative images are shown. This course is a continuation of PECT 450.
PECT460 PET/CT Pharmaceuticals
Prerequisite: acceptance into the PET/CT Program Co-requisites: PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, and 455 Pharmaceuticals used during PET/CT procedures are reviewed. Pharmaceutical properties, mechanism of action, dosages, administration, and adverse reactions and treatment are discussed.
PECT475 Clinical PET/CT I
Prerequisite(s): PECT 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440, 445, 450, 455, and 460 or permission of the instructor While enrolled in the clinical PET/CT series, students receive clinical training at one or more of the affiliate hospitals. The student receives instruction and participates in the performance of all types of clinical PET/CT procedures, patient care, administrative duties, radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control; instrumentation usage and quality control; and radiation safety. Students are also required to complete assigned clinical projects involving the clinical correlation between academic and practical experience.
PECT476 Clinical PET/CT II
Prerequisite: PECT 475 or permission of the instructor Co-requisite: PECT 477 While enrolled in the clinical PET/CT series, students receive clinical training at one or more of the affiliate hospitals. The student receives instruction and participates in the performance of all types of clinical PET/CT procedures, patient care, administrative duties, radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control; instrumentation usage and quality control; and radiation safety. Students are also required to complete assigned clinical projects involving the clinical correlation between academic and practical experience. This course is a continuation of PECT 475.
PECT477 PET/CT Capstone
Prerequisite: PECT 475 or permission of the instructor Co-requisite: PECT 476 This course is a capstone for the PET/CT Program. A one-year comprehensive final exam will be administered.