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Nuclear Medicine Technology, Certificate (560.1)


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Certificate 

Nuclear Medicine Info       

Nuclear medicine is an imaging health science that is used to diagnose and treat disease states. Nuclear medicine technologists administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then image with specialized cameras to determine the precise location of the radiopharmaceutical. 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.

The 12-month program is designed for certified healthcare personnel and for students with bachelor degrees in science and mathematics.  Admission is limited by the availablity of clinical sites and the requirements of a national accrediting agency. 

Applicants are required to have a C or better grade in College Chemistry (CHM 151 ), Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 (BIO 161  and BIO 162 ), Physics (PHY 100 ), College Algebra (MAT 111 ) and a basic computer course within the last 5 years. Students must also submit a separate Allied Health application and complete a career exploration at a hospital in the Nuclear Medicine department.  

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.

The mission of the program is to provide students with affordable, comprehensive and innovative didactic and clinical education in nuclear medicine technology to prepare them to become competent, professional nuclear medicine technologists in a complex global society.  

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform nuclear medicine procedures in the clinical setting.
  2. Utilize radiation safety practices in daily operations in a nuclear medicine department including radiopharmaceuticals, imaging and therapeutic procedures. 
  3. Combine critical thinking, problem solving and compassionate patient care in an ethical and professional manner.
  4. Meet the requirements to sit for the national examinations to become a certified nuclear medicine technologist.

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