Online Courses

Nuclear Cardiology Package

Price: $50.00

This course series is accessible until 1/1/2021

Cardiac Electrophysiology for Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed to provide nuclear technologists with a comprehensive review of dysrhythmia recognition in order to successfully monitor the patient undergoing testing.

  1. Stress Testing in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed for the nuclear medicine technologists specializing in nuclear cardiology in the area of exercise stress testing with and without pharmacologic agents.
  2. Myocardial Perfusion Testing is designed for nuclear medicine technologists who routinely perform nuclear cardiology procedures. The course examines all aspects of myocardial perfusion imaging including patient preparation, radiopharmaceuticals, acquisition parameters, processing, and potential artifacts.
  3. Anatomy and Physiology Review for Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed to provide the medical imaging professional with a comprehensive review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, and electrophysiology.

Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to

  • describe the anatomical structures and functions of the heart;
  • explore the process of electrical conduction in the heart;
  • recall the properties of cardiac depolarization and repolarization;
  • describe the relationship of each ECG waveform to the electrical events in the heart;
  • apply correct waveform measurement, rate calculation, and analysis techniques for interpreting an ECG strip;
  • describe correct lead placement;
  • describe the origin and components of the sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, heart blocks, and ventricular rhythms;
  • list the indications and contraindications for myocardial perfusion imaging;
  • list the characteristics of the radiopharmaceuticals used for myocardial perfusion imaging;
  • list the parameters of various acquisition protocols;
  • understand the importance of correct processing technique and the basics of quantitative analysis;
  • identify potential artifacts in myocardial perfusion imaging;
  • describe procedures that can be used to prevent artifacts;
  • describe the anatomical structures and functions of the heart;
  • identify the main coronary arteries, their location, and function;
  • identify the key factors related to coronary artery disease including causes, symptoms, and treatment;
  • describe the steps in the cardiac cycle;
  • identify valvular diseases: causes, symptoms, treatment, and their impact on the heart;
  • identify several congenital cardiac anomalies; and
  • define cardiomyopathies and give information related to symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for the three main types of nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

Comprehensive Review of Cardiac A&P and Electrophysiology NMT/RT

This course provides a comprehensive guide to dysrhythmias commonly manifested by imaging patients. It is directed towards Nuclear Medicine Technologists and any healthcare professional who may work with imaging patients. This course provides a comprehensive review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, and electrophysiology.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Myocardial perfusion imaging is a commonly used procedure in caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. This course provides a better understanding of all aspects of myocardial perfusion imaging, including patient preparation, radiopharmaceuticals, acquisition parameters, processing, and potential artifacts.

NMT/RT: Cardiac Electrophysiology for Nuclear Medicine Technology

Hours: 1.50

Before we can discuss the process of conducting an electrocardiogram, we must first review the heart's anatomy and physiology, as well as its electrophysiology. While complex in design, the function of the heart is quite simple-it's a muscular pump that moves the blood throughout the body, sustaining the body's metabolic needs. This course provides a comprehensive guide to dysrhythmias commonly manifested by imaging patients.

Stress Testing in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technology

This course is designed for nuclear technologists specializing in nuclear cardiology in the area of exercise stress testing with and without pharmacologic agents. It is an excellent course for any healthcare professional seeking to learn more about stress testing. The first part of the course addresses exercise stress testing measurements and indications, and patient selection and care. The last section gives an overview of pharmacologic stress testing and radioimaging, including agents, protocols, and patient monitoring.