Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technology is used in healthcare in the assessment, treatment, management and prevention of diseases. Small amounts of radiopharmaceuticals are administered to patients in order to assess a physiological response.
NMT's use sophisticated detection devices that obtain qualitative and quantitative data, assisting physicians as they diagnose and treat diseases. Skills required in this profession include:
- Giving basic patient care techniques
- Developing strong interpersonal communication skills
- Being detail oriented
- Being able to think abstractly
Most NMT job opportunities may be found in hospitals. Positions also exist in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics and mobile units.
Degrees & Certificates
Continuing Education Courses
If you are looking for information about Computed Tomography (CT Scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) then visit our section for Healthcare Continuing Education. We anticipate offering online Computed Tomography (CT) classes through the Nuclear Medicine program, beginning January 2016.
Certifications and Licensure
Graduates of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program are eligible to apply to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board exam and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam in both nuclear medicine and computed tomography.
Once you successfully pass your exams, you are eligible for licensure through Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA). You will receive Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) and, effective June 2015, the new Computed Tomography licensure.
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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.
The Nuclear Medicine program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), the nationally recognized accrediting agency for educational programs for nuclear medicine technologists.
GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Why should you choose an accredited school?
Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.