Nuclear Medicine Technology

nuclear medicine technologist examines a CAT scan

From cancer to cavities, bone fractures to organ failure, health care professionals specializing in medical imaging play a pivotal role in detection, visualization, diagnosis, and treatment of a vast array of health concerns.

A subspecialty of radiology, nuclear medicine uses small doses of radioactive substances, called nucleotides, to visualize the condition and functioning of organs and tissues. 

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is offered through an articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College. This is a competitive admissions program, with 25% of total program spots held for CSM students.

Students study the scientific principles and cutting-edge technology that make molecular imaging possible—how the absorption and progression of nucleotides through organs and tissue paint a vivid portrait of the workings of the human body. They hone their skills and turn this theory into practice in hands-on learning experiences in classrooms and labs outfitted with the latest in nuclear medicine equipment.  

Students prepare for professional practice through clinical practice in a variety of regional health care affiliates, under the direction and guidance of career medical imaging specialists. These experiences not only allow students to take what they’ve learned and apply it in a real world setting—they're also opportunities for them to engage in meaningful patient care that improves the lives of real people. 

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Career Opportunities

Graduates earn their Associate of Applied Sciences in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Prince George’s Community College. With the associate degree, they are prepared for a nuclear medicine career in a variety of health care and medical science settings, including hospitals, private practice, and medical research. Some nuclear medicine professionals specialize in a particular field, such as nephrology or oncology. 

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Accreditation

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Rd. #B1, Edmond, OK 73003. Phone: (405) 285-0546 Email: mail@jrcnmt.org

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