Work closely with imaging physicians to diagnose and treat disease. This field combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology and medicine. Nuclear medicine uniquely provides information about both the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. This ability to characterize physiology separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities like X-ray and MRI.
Nuclear medicine procedures are safe, involve little or no patient discomfort, and do not require anesthesia.
A highly-specialized NMTNuclear Medicine Technologist works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Some primary responsibilities are:
During an imaging procedure, the technologist works directly with the patient to:
We offer three pathways to a degree in nuclear medicine technology:
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/ ).