The role of a nuclear medicine technologist

A highly-specialized NMTNuclear Medicine Technologist works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Some primary responsibilities are:

  • Radiopharmaceuticals instrumentation: Preparing and administering radioactive chemical compounds
  • Computer processing and image enhancement
  • Analyzing biologic specimens in the laboratory
  • Providing images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation

During an imaging procedure, the technologist works directly with the patient to:

  • gain their confidence by obtaining pertinent history, describing the procedure, and answering any questions.
  • monitor their physical condition during the course of the procedure.
  • note specific comments which may indicate the need for additional images or help the physician interpret results of the procedure.

programs

We offer three pathways to a degree in nuclear medicine technology:

  • A 2+2 baccalaureate program
  • Baccalaureate degree completion program for credentialed NMTs
  • Baccalaureate degree completion program for military-trained NMTs

Accreditation

Augusta University's Nuclear Medicine Technology programs are fully accredited through 2024 by the Joing Review Commission on educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMTthe Joint Review Commission on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology).

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.  This information is available in the Graduate Outcomes Report (https://www.jrcnmt.org/students/program-graduate-outcomes/ ).


Current Classes