2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Nuclear Medicine (NMD)

Nuclear Medicine

105 Parker Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3007
Ph: 716-838-5889, ext. 135
F: 716-838-4918
W: www.medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate
Robert Miletich
Chair
Egon W. Fast
Program Director

The Learning Environment

Cohort size for each incoming nuclear medicine technology class is relatively small –10-12 students in each incoming class. The Junior year in the nuclear medicine technology program is mostly didactic. Instruction is delivered via lecture, recitation, and laboratory sections. The Senior year in the nuclear medicine technology program is mostly clinical in nature with a small didactic component. The Senior NMT student will spend four days a week in an active nuclear medicine clinic applying the didactic knowledge that was obtained during the Junior year. The Senior NMT student will also be on campus one day a week for didactic instruction that is delivered via lecture.

About Our Facilities

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program utilizes the following sites for clinical training experience:

  • Buffalo Medical Group
  • Cardiology Group of WNY
  • CRS Nuclear
  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Kaleida Health's Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Mount Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital
  • Strong Memorial Hospital/Rochester, NY
  • VA Western New York Healthcare System
  • Windsong Radiology, PC

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Nuclear Medicine and the NMT Program come from diverse backgrounds. The faculty includes physicists, chemists, pharmacists, radiopharmacists, physicians, computer scientists and technologists.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • NMD 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NMD 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NMD 210SEM Introduction to NMT
    Seminar

    Explores applications of nuclear medicine ,career opportunities and current topics within the NMT field. Includes a visit to clinical sites.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 305LEC Immunology for NMT
    Lecture

    Reviews basic immunology terminology and principles, including innate versus acquired immunity, antigens, immunogenicity, structural and biological properties of antibodies, antigen-antibody reactions, and tumor immunology.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 324LBR Nuclear Medicine Technology Laboratory
    Laboratory

    Compliments topics covered in NMD 340, NMD 350, NMD 424, and NMD 451. Preparation for senior year clinical rotation.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 421 Or NMD 325
  • NMD 325LR Radiation Safety for NMT
    Lecture

    Covers basic radiation safety for nuclear medicine, including history, license requirements, time/distance shielding, posting, personnel monitoring, required survey records, and misadministration prevention.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 327LEC Radiobiology for NMT
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 340LEC Patient Care and Management in NMT
    Lecture

    Reviews the basic hospital organization, medical records, and patient-care skills required in nuclear medicine.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • NMD 350LEC X-Ray and CT Physics
    Lecture

    This course is designed for technologists that will work with hybrid equipment, i.e. the SPECT/CT and PET/CT systems. Covers the production of x-rays, the basic principles of x-ray computed technography, CT camera design, factors affecting image quality, CT quality control, CT unit safety and dosimetry. Basic principles of MRI imaging will also be introduced.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 421 and NMD 325.
  • NMD 399LEC Invivo Studies I
    Lecture

    Involves clinical procedures of the following organ systems - skeletal, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 400LAB Invivo Studies II
    Laboratory

    Involves radionuclide procedures of the central nervous system and the heart. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities. The lab is conducted off campus at a clinical site.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 421 Or NMD 399
    Corequisites: Student must register for NMD 400LEC and NMD 400LAB in the same term
  • NMD 400LEC Invivo Studies II
    Lecture

    Involves radionuclide procedures of the central nervous system and the heart. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 421 Or NMD 399
    Corequisites: Student must register for NMD 400LEC and NMD 400LAB in the same term
  • NMD 401LEC Invivo Studies III
    Lecture

    Covers tumor imaging procedures, infrequently performed procedures, and positron emission tomography (PET) studies. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: NMD 424 Or NMD 340 Or NMD 400
  • NMD 415LEC Radionuclide Therapy
    Lecture

    Covers indications and procedures for all routine approved radionuclide therapies, as well as radiation exposure/protection for the general public from patients receiving these therapies.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 324
  • NMD 416LEC Departmental Management for NMT
    Lecture

    Helps students understand the roles and responsibilities of supervising technologists. Topics covered include quality assurance, hospital accreditation, accreditation specific to nuclear medicine, billing management, staff supervision, informed consent, liability, and malpractice.

    Credits: 0.8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 324
  • NMD 421LLB Basic Radiation Science
    Lecture

    Studies basic radiation physics, including atomic structure, radioactivity, properties of ionizing radiation, interaction with matter, and principles of basic radiation detection devices.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 424LEC Nuclear Medicine Imaging Physics
    Lecture

    Examines operating principles of advanced radiation measuring and imaging devices, including sodium-iodide crystal detectors, gamma cameras, and PET Scanners. Also covers instrument quality control, digital imaging, acquisition and reconstruction methods, and causes of artifacts.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • NMD 425SEM Clinical Conference A
    Seminar

    Reviews case studies and journal articles, and demonstrates and discusses topics related to the in-vivo studies courses, professional issues and clinical rotations. Requires oral presentations.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 426SEM Clinical Conference B
    Seminar

    Reviews case studies and journal articles, and demonstrates and discusses topics related to the in-vivo studies courses and to Clinical Rotations. Requires oral presentations.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • NMD 427LEC Radiation Biology for NMT
    Lecture

    Emphasizes human radiation biology. Explores factors influencing radiation effects, tissue-sensitivity tolerance, clinical applications, radiation risk and regulatory issues in medicine and public health.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NMD 450LAB Clinical Computed Tomography
    Laboratory

    Provide practical experience with a variety of CT diagnostic procedures to prepare the student for the ARRT exam in computed tomography

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: NMD 324 And NMD 340 And NMD 350 or Permission of Instructor
  • NMD 451LR Radiopharmacy
    Lecture

    Covers the design, production, quality control, and regulatory control of radiopharmaceuticals. Kit preparation considerations and dose calculations are also covered.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 321 Or NMD 325
  • NMD 496LAB Clinical Rotation
    Laboratory

    Provides practical experience in various clinical facilities; including static, dynamic, SPECT and PET imaging; in vivo functions studies; instrument operation-gamma cameras, dose calibrators, survey equipment, probe devices, PET scanners and other health physics, radiopharmaceutical preparation and nuclear cardiology.

    Credits: 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: NMD 324 Or NMD 400
  • NMD 498TUT Undergraduate Research
    Tutorial

    Students will collaborate with a faculty mentor on an ongoing research project or conduct an independent research project under faculty supervision. This project may relate to any aspect of nuclear medicine, including basic science of nuclear medicine or clinical practice.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Published: March 29, 2017 12:20:21 PM