CBNC and ACGME Nuclear Cardiology Physics 80 Hour Online Course
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$475 for a single user - but we Price Match and you get a Free Echocardiography/PVI/US Physics board review course with every purchase. Unlimited access to the course until you pass your boards.
The 80 Hour Course is designed to meet the requirements of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Agreement States on the didactic portion of the Training and Experience Requirements (US NRC 10 CFR 35.290).
All coursework is CBNC approved since 2008
- CBNC/ APCA Board application requirements. In order to sit for the CBNC/APCA boards, it is required to complete an 80-hour Nuclear Cardiology Physics course. Including Radiation Safety. Classroom and laboratory training needs to include an extensive review of radiation physics and instrumentation, radiation protection, mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity, the chemistry of byproduct material for medical use, radiation biology, the effects of ionizing radiation, and radiopharmaceuticals. There should be a thorough review of regulations dealing with radiation safety for the use of radiopharmaceuticals and ionizing radiation. This experience should total a minimum of 80 hours and be clearly documented.
- ACGME Online Radiology courses are available - ask email@example.com for details.
USNRC and most agreement states require an Authorized User to have a minimum of 80 hours of classroom and laboratory physics training.
Our students also have continued online access to use the course as a Nuclear Cardiology Physics study review for their CBNC board exam.
- Radiopharmaceutical and dose (including knowledge of radiation biology, production, energy, half-life, radiation physics, and instrumentation)
- Imaging protocol (stress/rest, rest/stress, stress only, viability, etc.)
- Imaging modality (SPECT, PET )
- Importance of understanding hazards of radiation and need for ALARA Knowledge of principles of radiation physics (scatter, types of electromagnetic emissions, shielding, etc.)
- Radiation biology (absolute dose, equivalent dose, effective dose, units, etc.)
- Biological effects on the body
Performance of Nuclear Cardiology Imaging Tests (including Instrumentation, Protocols, and Processing)
- Administering radiopharmaceuticals
- Knowledge of the physics of imaging
- Define acquisition parameters (positioning of the patient, etc.)
- Acquire images [with or without attenuation correction]
- Utilize solid-state cameras - Information content to be bulked up with new content May 30, 2020
- Performing SPECT, PET, SPECT/PET imaging
- Select optimal imaging protocol [PET vs SPECT]
- Process images (filtered back projection, iterative reconstruction, motion correction, etc.)
- Performing routine camera quality control processes (daily flood tests, center-of-rotation checks, etc.)
- Perform routine non-camera instrumentation quality control processes (survey meter calibration, dose calibrators, etc)
- Mechanics of quality control processes (intrinsic/extrinsic floods, differing radiation detectors, differing dose calibrators, etc.)
- Regulatory requirements for quality control
Ability to identify common abnormalities during quality control processes
(photomultiplier tube out, center‐of‐rotation error, etc.)
Interpretation of Nuclear Cardiology Imaging Tests - this is clinical content - not part of 80 hr Nuclear Cardiology.
- Management of Radiopharmaceuticals
- Perform daily surveys and wipes
- Ensure radiation safety (including knowledge of radiation biology and dosimetry)
- Respond to radiation emergencies (spillage, dose misadministration, generator malfunction, fire in nuclear lab, terrorism, etc.) and appropriate responses
- Respond to radiopharmaceutical misadministration
- Follow patient and occupational radiation safety protocols
- Manage the ordering, receiving, unpacking, and handling of radioactive materials safely, and perform related radiation surveys
- Calculate, calibrate, and safely prepare radiation dosages (including generator elution; radiochemistry; mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity; quality control of radionuclide purity; etc.)
- Understand radiation physics and instrumentation
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements for radiation safety
- Providing specific advice to patients after nuclear imaging (avoiding young people less than 1 year of age; pregnant women; advice slip for border‐control purposes; etc.)
- Knowledge of upper limits of annual radiation exposure for the patient and occupational workers and pregnancy limits and exposures.
- Physics and Instrumentation
- Radiation Safety
- Radiation Biology
- Nuclear Cardiology Diagnostic Test and Procedures/Protocols
Course Completion Certificates require:
- All course material was thoroughly reviewed
- Seven case studies are completed with a score of 80% or higher
- All quizzes and the final exam to be completed with a score of 85% or higher
Unlimited access until you pass your boards.
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