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Nuclear medicine is the medical specialty that utilizes the nuclear properties of radioactive and stable nuclides to make diagnostic evaluations of the physiologic and/or anatomic conditions of the body and to provide therapy with unsealed radioactive sources. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a health science professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, is committed to applying the art and skill of diagnostic evaluation and therapeutics through the safe and effective use of radionuclides. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparation, quality control testing and administration of radioactive compounds; execution of patient imaging procedures including computer processing and image enhancement; laboratory testing; patient interviews; instruction and preparation for administration of prescribed radioactive compounds for therapy; quality control; and radiation safety.

The nuclear medicine technologist exhibits professionalism in the performance of these duties, demonstrates an empathetic and instructional approach to patient care, and maintains confidentiality of information as required. He/she applies knowledge of radiation physics and safety regulations to limit radiation exposure of the general public, patients, fellow workers, and self to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Professional growth and development is achieved through appropriate utilization of new technologies such as PET cross-sectional fusion technology and participation in medical and technical education and research to enhance the quality of patient care (JRCNMT Accreditation Standards for Nuclear Medicine Technologist Education, 2010). Students may seek admission to either the baccalaureate degree option or the certificate option, but not to both.

Accreditation
The Allen College Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste. 130, #203
Edmond, OK  73003
(405) 285-0546
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Website:  http://www.jrcnmt.org

Your credits from a certificate or associates degree in radiography can transfer to a Bachelors degree in Health Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Nuclear Medicine Technology!  Request a degree audit to find out how your credits may transfer. 

Earn an Associate’s Degree in Radiology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.  Below are sample curriculum plans for each option. 

ASR + NMT

NMT Program Board Pass Rate and Graduation Rate Information

 
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