A Nuclear Medicine Technologist measures, prepares, administers, and correctly disposes of radioactive materials used to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Diagnostic studies are able to determine the organ function of multiple organ systems and in certain cases treat disease with radioactive isotopes. Advanced computers and imaging technology are utilized to acquire, store, and process procedural data. The technologist operates in a highly regulated environment and is responsible for obtaining quality studies, maintaining accurate and complete records, and adhering to strict radiation safety practices. A technologist will work in collaboration with a Nuclear Medicine Physician or Radiologist. Discipline, organization, team work, and good time management are all key components for a successful Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Background checks and drug screenings are required for this program. Please see Health Student Handbook for additional/adjusted rules, regulations and policies regarding your program.
SSS 100 Student Success (This class will be required of students who are not transferring in 9 college credits from an accredited institution.)
Registry Requirement: In order to maintain JRCNMT accreditation, all Nuclear Medicine graduates must take the NMTCB registry exam at the earliest possible date after completion of the Nuclear Medicine program. JRCNMT Humanities Requirement: All students graduating from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Program are required to have a 3 credit class in humanities. Please work with your advisor to meet this requirement.
- Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL ) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the Southeast Tech Support Center.)