Associate of Science
NMT Program Outcomes Nuclear Medicine Info
Nuclear medicine is an imaging health science that is used to diagnose and treat disease states. Nuclear medicine technologists administer radioactive isotopes attached to radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then image the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which the drugs localize. Nuclear medicine differs from other diagnostic imaging technologies because it determines the presence of disease on the basis of metabolic changes rather than changes in organ structure.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Make use of the knowledge associated with the general practice of nuclear medicine technology in hospitals and clinics.
- Differentiate between imaging isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals in performing various imaging procedures.
- Recognize the importance of ethics, self-evaluation and cooperation in the health field.
- Qualify to sit for the national examinations leading to certification to become a nuclear medicine technologist.
Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites and the requirements of national accrediting agencies. Applicants are required to have a letter grade of C or better in high school algebra and chemistry. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of Intermediate Algebra (MAT 108 ) and Basic Physics (PHY 100 ). Applicants must be eligible for all college-level courses. Students must make separate application to the program.
This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Road, #B1, Edmond, OK 73003; 405.285.0546, www.jrcnmt.org.