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 JRCNMTthe Joint Review Commission on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.