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NMT332 Nuclear Medicine Technique 4 (8)


This subject will expand the student's education in Nuclear Medicine procedures. It examines imaging methods appropriate to body systems not already covered in Nuclear Medicine Technique 1, 2 and 3. The subject aims to provide a broad based understanding of the principles and practice of Nuclear Medicine Techniques, providing a sound platform of knowledge for students to take into both their clinical placement and approaching PDY placement. The subject also includes paediatric techniques, radionuclide therapy, Non-Imaging Techniques, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) applications. By the completion of this subject, all other areas studied should allow students consolidate their knowledge in the clinical setting as preparation for interim accreditation with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine upon full-time employment in the field

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

B AppSc(NucMedTech) students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
for the specific study areas of:
Radionuclide Therapy
Paediatrics Techniques
Non-Imaging Techniques (other than the GFR)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and other current Research.
Be able to understand the rationale behind routine procedures
Understand and be capable of implementing correct positioning techniques
Be able to describe the physiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy associated with each technique.
Be able to describe the physiological pathways of the radiopharmaceuticals, knowing the physical characteristics and mechanisms of localisation of each, and determine diagnostically useful dosages.
Understand the principles of quantitative analysis.
Obtain some understanding of, and conduct research into, less frequently performed procedures in these body systems;
Be able to research and perform a wide range of Nuclear Medicine procedures with the supervision appropriate for a new graduate. This includes:
- relevant 'cold' lab procedures
- all 'hot' lab procedures
- all imaging and non-imaging procedures
- radionuclide therapy procedures
- computer acquisition and data analysis.
Have exposure to other modalities such as Ultrasound;.
Have developed professional attitudes and behaviour in the clinical environment.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1: Radionuclide Therapy: Radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals of choice Physiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy; Positioning techniques for imaging (where appropriate); Special radiation protection considerations and legal requirements. Module 2: Paediatrics Special procedures that generally apply only to children Special considerations when applying protocols to children Module 3: Non-Imaging Techniques other than GFR: Radioimmunoassay GIT Absorption and Loss Breath Tests Haematology Calculation and interpretation of results Module 4: Positron Emission Tomography Clinical and research applications of PET in cardiology, neurology and oncology Physiological cross sectional anatomy on PET Image interpretation Clinical Component: This subject will provide the student with a 5 week program of directly supervised clinical experience in appropriate Nuclear Medicine Centres. Each clinical site will endeavour to provide student access to those areas that the student required to complete their clinical competencies requirements. This will be negotiated by the student, the Clinical Supervisor and the School Clinical Administrator.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.