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Nuclear Medicine Technology
Earn a Nuclear Medicine Technology Degree
A High-Tech Healthcare Career
Nuclear medicine is coming of age as the forerunner of molecular imaging. Nuclear medicine uses small radioactive “tracers” to create images of internal body structures and metabolic processes. These metabolic imaging techniques such as positron emission tomogrpahy (PET), performed in conjunction with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are producing images that can visualize cellular and molecular function.
This technology has led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and many other serious diseases. Along with imaging at the molcular level, nuclear medicine can also treat disease at the molecular level using radioactive "tracers" to tag specifically to diseased cells such as cancer. Nuclear Medicine remains the forerunner in advances in this new, exciting field of molecular imaging and therapy.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) degree program of Baptist College of Health Sciences (BCHS) will prepare competent entry-level nuclear medicine technologists to provide responsive, quality care, and service.
Upon completion of the NMT program, the graduate will be able to:
Function as a knowledgeable entry-level nuclear medicine technologist
Exercise independent judgment and critical thinking skills in the technical performance of nuclear medicine procedure
Perform procedures in a manner that reflects professionalism, effective communication skills, ethical care, and compassionate care
Accreditation of the Program
The NMT program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). The contact information for the JRCNMT is 2000 W. Danforth Rd. Suite 130 #203, Edmond, OK, 73003, (405) 285-0546, www.jrcnmt.org . The JRCNMT holds recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).