Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Online Courses

 
Online PET Courses are available for those wishing to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB) PET Registry.  

What Is Positron Emission Tomography (PET)?

PET provides a unique means of studying biochemistry and metabolism within living tissues. PET is one of the most frequently used molecular imaging procedures.
Molecular imaging is a type of medical imaging that provides detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body at the molecular and cellular level. Where other diagnostic imaging procedures—such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound—predominantly offer anatomical pictures, molecular imaging allows physicians to see how the body is functioning and to measure its chemical and biological processes.

Online PET Courses Available

Out of state students qualify for the eRate, which is lower than the cost of out of state tuition.

PET 200 Positron Emission Tomography (3 credit hours)*

This course is designed to provide students with a cognitive foundation in positron emission tomography (PET). The relationships between physiology, pathophysiology, radiochemistry, radiobiology, instrumentation, and patient care are discussed. PET imaging procedures including neurology, cardiac, and oncology are discussed. Radiation protection and physics with concentration on the positron, is discussed in detail.

*The course includes a section on Computed Tomography (CT). The PET 200 course is a valuable tool for nuclear medicine technologists and other imaging professionals desiring to develop a broad knowledge base for PET and PET/CT providing a comprehensive review of the concepts necessary to prepare for the PET specialty board examination. Upon completion of the PET 200 course, along with 700 hours of PET clinical experience, students will be eligible to apply PET 207 Clinical Positron Emission Tomography I (6 Credit Hours)

PET 207 Clinical Positron Emission Tomography (6 credit hours)

This is the first in a two part series of PET clinical education courses allowing students to assimilate methods, theory, and techniques learned in the didactic course with clinical experience. The objective during the 500 hours of clinical experience is to develop a student who is technically competent and capable of interacting in the health- care environment in a manner, which maximizes value to the system. Arrangements for clinical education are made by the students at a suitable PET facility within their geographical area. Students will demonstrate an acceptable level of progression in clinical competency throughout the two-course sequence. Prerequisite: CNMT or ARRT Certification. Corequisite: PET 200. Satisfactory/No Credit grading. [F/S/Su]

PET 217 Clinical Positron Emission Tomography II (3 Credit Hours)

This is the second in a two part series of PET clinical education courses allowing students to assimilate methods, theory, and techniques learned in the didactic course with clinical experience. The objective during the 200 hours of clinical experience is to continue to develop a student who is technically competent and capable of inter- acting in the healthcare environment in a manner, which maximizes value to the system. Arrangements for clinical education are made by the students at a suitable PET facility within their geographical area. Students will demonstrate an acceptable level of progression in clinical competency throughout the two-course sequence. Prerequisite: PET 207. Satisfactory/No Credit grading. [F/S/Su]