Nuclear Medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat patients. The Nuclear Medicine technologist administers the radiopharmaceutical and images the area or organ of interest to detect the gamma radiation being emitted. The scanners used for imaging, whether a gamma camera or a positron emission tomography (PET) detector are integrated with computers to provide detailed images showing function and anatomy. Some procedures are acquired simultaneously in conjunction with a computerized tomography (CT) study to create PET/CT and SPECT/CT images. Graduates of the program are employed as entry-level technologists in variety of settings from hospitals, clinics and medical imaging centers anywhere in the United States.
This two-year associate’s degree program at Triton is the only one of its kind offered by an Illinois community college.
Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, #230, Edmond, OK, 73003; (405) 285-0546. Website: www.jrcnmt.org.
Graduates qualify for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Registry examinations.
Attendance at an Information Session is encouraged in order to apply for admission to this program. For information on Information Session dates, times and locations, please contact (708) 456-0300 xt. 3545.
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