What You'll Learn

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology is a patient-oriented program that combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine using radioactivity to construct images of organs and study physiological processes for diagnostic, therapeutic and research purposes. Nuclear Medicine Technologists play an integral role in the health-care team, working with patients, physicists, nuclear pharmacists, computer specialists, nurses, secretaries and other health-care professionals and are employed in hospitals, universities, medical clinics and research centers across the United States and abroad.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program:

  • Prepares students to perform as compassionate and caring health care professionals.
  • Prepares our graduates to sit for the ARRT registry examination.
  • Teaches students to think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate professional ethics.
  • Challenges students to utilize diagnostic techniques, sound judgment and good decision making to provide patient services.
  • Makes students aware of radiation safety protocols and procedures to reduce exposure to themselves and patients.

Our combination of a hands-on approach to teaching and access to cameras and computers in our labs more than prepares our graduates to succeed. The Bachelor of Science degree program offers students the ability to train in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as Nuclear Medicine and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT. In collaboration with Sky Lakes Medical Center, simulation labs are held to teach students various training scenarios in order to apply their skills.

Bachelor of Science

Outcomes

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologies, including PET/CT and SPECT/CT, are expected to be used increasingly and to contribute further to employment growth. The wider use of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging to observe metabolic and biochemical changes during neurology, cardiology, and oncology procedures also will spur demand for nuclear medicine technologists.

Employment

Nuclear Medicine Technologists are employed in hospitals, universities, medical clinics and research centers across the United States and abroad. There are more than 20,700 Nuclear Medicine Technology positions throughout the country. After further study, graduates may advance to positions such as chief technologist, research technologist, health physicist, radiation safety officer or an educator.

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