RAD 7530

Nuclear Medicine


Blake Cicenas
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description:  This course is designed to provide the student with a fundmental understanding of the radioactive materials used in the practice of medicine. Students will learn how these special diagnostic tests compare to and complement standard radiologic procedures in the diagnosis of disease, such as radiography and CT.  During the rotation, students are to familiarize themselves with "Essentials of Nuclear Medicine" by F. Mettler and M. Guiberyeau. Those interested in additional material could reivew "The Requisites: Nuclear Medicine" by H Ziessman et al and "Anatomy Park" by R. Sanchez and M. Smith. These resources are available in the reading room.


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Site Name



VA Medical Center


Additional Contact Info: Front desk phone 612.467.2605

Required session attendance:  

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Email Course Coordinator for details and approval to schedule.

Course Objectives:  This course provides the student-physician with a better understanding of the use of nuclear medicine techniques in patient care.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain basic rudiments of radiation safety as they apply to physicians, physicians' assistants, and patients.
  • describe and explain the tools available using radionuclides in patient evaluation.
  • assess the value of clinical nuclear medicine procedures in patient care.

Graded Components:

  • Assessment by preceptor
  • A 20-30 minute presentation on a Nuclear Medicine topic is required to be considered for Honors

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency:  N/A

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