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.
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Nuclear Medicine Technologists**
Associate in Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology: $14,521 - $16,132*
* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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