Area of Study: Nuclear Medicine Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
MISSION: The Nuclear Medicine curriculum is to provide high quality learning opportunities to prepare students to be competent entry-level technologists.
VISION: To incorporate the philosophy of the college which allows a balance between basic science, general education and technical courses so that the student will possess a solid background for future career development.
What is Nuclear Medicine?
A Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) is the health care professional responsible for performing nuclear medicine examinations which assist the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. The trained NMT prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals and performs patient imaging and treatment procedures using a variety of radiation detection and imaging devices. Technologists perform data analysis on the computer and provide patient information and images to the physician.
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Career Outlook:
The nuclear medicine technologist may be employed in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, physician's offices, manufacturing facilities and medical imaging equipment sales companies. Graduates of the Tri-C NMT program, meet the educational and clinical eligibility requirements to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Nuclear Medicine Examination and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) examination. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).
Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website.