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    Nuclear Medicine Admission

    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.

    Triton's two year associate's degree Nuclear Medicine Technology program is the only one of its kind offered by an Illinois Community College.

    There are many applicants who successfully complete the Nuclear Medicine program, and continue their health career education by completing the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate program. This allows students to earn two modalities in healthcare careers.

    Acceptance to the Nuclear Medicine Program is awarded every fall semester.

    Program Prerequisites:
    Complete a Triton College Application. Click here!

    Complete a Health Careers Application. Click here! (Applicants should not apply to the Nuclear Medicine program until they have successfully completed the prerequisites for the program.)

    Must score at the college level or better on the reading and writing placement exam or course equivalency.

    Prerequisite Courses
    BIS 240 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    PHY 100 General Physics
    MAT 110 College Algebra or MAT 111 Pre-Calculus
    (Math, Science and Allied Heath requirements expire 5 years from the time they were taken.)

    The Nuclear Medicine program awards acceptance by a point system. The more classes completed successfully, the stronger an applicant’s chances are towards acceptance.

    General Education Courses (completion of these additional courses will increase an applicant’s chances for acceptance):
    BIS 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    CHM 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry
    AHL 120 Comprehensive Medical Terminology
    AHL 102 Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professionals
    RHT 101 Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I
    SPE 101 Principles of Effective Speaking
    Social & Behavioral Sciences

    Points are earned from the grades of the prerequisites and general education courses. Points are calculated as: A=4, B=3, and C=2.

    Attendance at an Information Session is ENCOURAGED in order to apply for admission to this program. By attending an information session, you will learn what is expected of you as an applicant, as well as the functionality of the program. For information on Information Session dates, times and locations, please click the Info Sessions link at the bottom of the page.

    Applicants should not apply to the Nuclear Medicine program until they have successfully completed the prerequisites for the program. Acceptance is awarded every fall semester.


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