Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine is the scientific and clinical discipline concerned with
diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative use of radionuclides. The field
of nuclear medicine is unique in diagnostic technique because it provides
information about both structure and function of almost every organ in the body.
It is this ability to study function that separates nuclear medicine from other
imaging modalities, such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging. It’s a safe
painless and cost effective method of information gathering.
Nuclear medicine involves the use of radioactive pharmaceuticals to diagnose and treat disease. Radiopharmaceuticals are substances that are attracted to specific organs, bones or tissues. The radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine emit energy in the form of gamma rays that are detected by a special camera: gamma or PET. Computers convert the information collected by the camera into an image of the specific area of the body.
If you have interest in health care and computer technology, are looking for a people oriented profession and an expanding job market, consider nuclear medicine technology as a career.
Our Program Offers
- B.S. Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the certification examinations of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board ( NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).