Nuclear Education for Radiology Fellows
NEO provides the 80-hour and
200-hour courses of classroom and laboratory training through four modules –
Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Instrumentation, Radiation Biology & Radiation
Protection, and Radiochemistry & Regulations. Each module can be completed
independently, offering maximum flexibility for your residency program. For
example, one module could be assigned during each nuclear medicine rotation.
In addition to NRC-approved training, NEO offers:
Scheduling is determined by individual training programs.
• Enhanced learning experience. Didactic instruction is delivered in
tandem with clinical experiences.
• Efficiency in utilizing staff resources. Staff are relieved of
lecture obligations when NEO replaces or supplements the existing
• Documentation. Upon completion, required documentation for the NRC,
ABR, and other regulatory agencies is provided
Completion of the NEO program documents the structured didactic nuclear
education mandated by new regulations for physicians to be authorized users of
radioactive materials (Federal Register notice of March 30, 2005). All
candidates for American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification are now required
to comply with these NRC training and documentation requirements.
For more detailed information about the program:
NEO Physician Program Manual