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Nuclear Medical Technologists

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: 

  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Mathematics
  • Computer technology 
  • Medicine 
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 

What is the goal of HACC's nuclear medical technologist program? 

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( CAAHEP ) accredits the program. 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. 

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Who can I contact for more information? 

Contact Health Careers at 717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222 ext. 211988. 

Contact Paula Mancini at 717-544-5809 with questions about the clinical phase or Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.