Nuclear Medicine TechnologyPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how, under the supervision of physicians, to use radioactive and stable nuclides in diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic applications, while monitoring for patient health and safety. You will study nuclear physics, health physics, instrumentation and statistics, biochemistry, immunology, radiopharmacology, radiation biology, clinical nuclear medicine and radionuclide therapy. You will also learn computer applications, safety regulations, laboratory procedures, patient evaluation and monitoring, and emergency first aid.
- A certificate or associate degree program qualifies for work in entry-level positions within the nuclear health field.
- Further training at the four-year college level is recommended if you are interested in management-level positions or teaching.