The Nuclear Medicine Technology program offers an accredited curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. The mission of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program is to prepare individuals with the clinical and didactic experience necessary for successful entry into the Nuclear Medicine Technology profession.
The goal of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program is to enable the student to confidently possess the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform a wide variety of clinical procedures, effectively communicate with patients with competent skills in: radiopharmaceutical dosage, calculation and administration, the operation of imaging devices, and operation of radiation detection monitoring devices.
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Nuclear Medicine Technology is a medical specialty that uses safe, micro-quantities of radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of many serious diseases. Nuclear Medicine Technology imaging techniques provide information about both the function and structure of every organ in the body, often identifying organ abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease. This early detection allows a disease to be treated early in its course, when there may be a more positive prognosis.
The student choosing Nuclear Medicine Technology as a career should have a strong interest in the natural sciences, mathematics, and computer technology as well as the desire for close patient contact, direct interaction with physicians and other health care professionals. Immediately upon graduation, a student is eligible to apply for national certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
As a highly-specialized member of the health care profession, graduates from this degree program have several vocational options, including but not limited to, Nuclear Medicine Technology (hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, regulatory agencies), entry into medical or graduate schools, and careers in education or administration in the specialty.
Faculty include mathematicians, physicists, technologists, physicians, radiopharmacists, radiation physicists, each with a special focus and integrated perspective.
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