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

The nuclear medicine technology program at Augusta University 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; mail@jrcnmt.org; www.jrcnmt.org.  For more information go to JRCNMT online directory of accredited programs and read the accreditation letter linked to the program's directory listing (https://www.jrcnmt.org/find-a-program/).

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves it goals.  The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link:  Graduate Achievement Report


Current Classes

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