# Practical Mathematics in Nuc. Med. Technology - 2nd Edition

Patricia Wells, MAE, CNMT Informative word problems and explanations throughout the publication help your students prepare for the CNMT exam and real-life situations. If you prepare others for a career in nuclear medicine technology, add this must-have book to your materials today!

ISBN 978-0-932004-86-4

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#### Chapter I: Basic Math Skills for Nuclear Medicine Technology

1. Significant figures and rounding of numbers
2. Significant figures and mathematical operations
3. Powers and exponents
4. Roots
5. Scientific notation
6. Mathematical operations using exponentials numbers
7. Direct and inverse proportions
8. Converting within the metric system
9. Converting between Curie and Becquerel
10. Converting between rad and gray
11. Converting between rem and sievert
12. Converting between pound and kilogram
13. Logs, natural logs, and antilogs
14. Solving equations with an unknown in the exponent
15. Graphing on linear and semi-log papers

#### Chapter II: Statistics

1. Percent error or percent difference
2. Counting rate determinations
3. Effects of background on counts and counting rates
4. Mean, median, and mode
5. Standard deviation of a series of values
6. Confidence intervals and the standard deviation of a single value
7. Percent error or coefficient of variation for a series of values
8. Error inherent in a single value
9. Determination of counts required for statistical significance
10. Standard deviation of a counting rate
11. Propagation of errors

1. Conversion of counts per minute to disintegrations per minute using well counter efficiency
2. Exposure rate constants
4. Radiation dose versus distance from source
6. Effective half-life calculations from biological and physical half-lives

#### Chapter IV: Instrumentation

1. Calculation of acceptable ranges for dose calibrator accuracy and constancy
2. Percent error for dose calibrator accuracy and constancy
3. Dose calibrator geometry and percent error for syringes
4. Dose calibrator geometry and percent error for vials
5. Dose calibrator linearity of response and percent error
6. Calculation and use of correction factors for dose calibrator geometry and linearity
7. Energy resolution (full width at half-maximum)
8. Well counter or uptake probe constancy )precision) using chi-square
9. Well counter efficiency
10. Window calculations: Centerline plus percent window
11. Window calculations: Upper and lower level discriminators
12. Camera sensitivity
13. Acquisition time and counts per projection for SPECT studies
14. Obtaining desired flood or phantom fill activities
15. Total pixels by matrix size
16. Computer memory requirements based on matrix size and storage mode
17. Pixel calibration

1. Decay calculation using half-life
2. Decay calculation using decay charts
3. Pre-calibration calculations
4. Specific concentration
5. Dose volume calculations
6. Calculation of total activity needed to provide specific number of kits or doses
7. Total volume to be added to kit considering volume and activity limits
8. Dose calculation based on activity per unit weight
10. Pediatric dose calculations using Clark’s formula
11. Pediatric dose calculations using body surface area
12. Pediatric dose calculations using Talbot’s nomogram
13. Minimum and maximum pediatric doses
14. Lung perfusion radiopharmaceutical particle calculations
15. Generator yield based on efficiency
16. Mo99/Tc99m generator yield based on decay
17. Allowable Mo99 content in generator eluate
18. Eluate expiration time based on Mo99 content
19. Chromatography calculations

#### Chapter VI: Clinical Procedures

1. Left ventricle ejection fraction
2. Cardiac output and stroke volume