Nuclear Medical Technologists
Below is information on the Nuclear Medical Technologist Associate Degree Program (363P) - Hospital-Based through Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences –Lancaster.
What is a nuclear medical technologist?
Nuclear medicine uses radioactivity to diagnose and treat diseases by combining:
- Computer technology
In particular, nuclear medical technologists are health care professionals who are highly specialized. They work closely with the nuclear medicine physician.
A nuclear medical technologist has various duties. You must:
- Prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds.
- Perform patient imaging procedures. You will use radiation-detecting instrumentation.
- Accomplish computer processing and image enhancement.
- Analyze biologic specimens in the laboratory.
- Provide images, data analysis and patient information to the physician.
The position requires you to have strong physical, visual and auditory skills. You must be able to:
- Sit, walk and stand
- Reach, pull and lift
- Sense and feel
- Distinguish like objects from one another
- Scan fields of data
- Communicate effectively with patients and coworkers
Is the program accredited?
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( CAAHEP )
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
It is a selective program. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to clinicals.
The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences administers the clinical component. Clinicals last 12 months.
View Program Essential Qualifications (pdf) to learn more.
What are the required courses?
Download a list of required courses (pdf).
What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?
You will earn an Associate of Arts degree upon successful completion.
Graduates will be eligible for certification by:
- Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTC)
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART)
Where can I advance my education?
Nuclear medical technologists do not have to earn an additional degree. They must earn continuing education credits to stay current with nuclear medicine developments.
- Franklin University offers a BS in Healthcare Management
- Shippensburg University offers a BS in Healthcare Administration
- Immaculata University offers an accelerated BA in Health Care Management. They offer classes in accelerated format at HACC's Lancaster Campus.
Where can I get more information?
- View our Nuc Med Tech flier (rev 6/2014)
- Watch a 5-minute career video.
- Download Estimated Expenses (pdf)
Visit other sites:
- Career Infonet
- Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
- Society of Nuclear Medicine
- Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Who can I contact for more information?