The Nuclear Medicine/PET Technology Program is a one-year course consisting of about four months of formal classroom theory and laboratory application, followed by eight months of supervised on-the-job training and rotations. Records of student progress are maintained by the program director and are available to the student for review.
The first four-month block consists of basic mathematics and physics, computer technology, concepts of nuclear radiation physics, anatomy and physiology, radiopharmaceuticals, basic nuclear instrumentation and laboratory experiments covering fundamental aspects of nuclear physics upon which the work of the Nuclear Medicine/PET technologist is based. Appropriate audiovisuals and field trips to commercial concerns will also supplement the instruction.
The last eight-month block consists of imaging and in-vitro Nuclear Medicine/PET clinical and laboratory work. In addition, special lectures and seminars supplement this block.
After satisfactory completion of the program (as judged by faculty and the program director) and fulfillment of the program objectives, the student will be eligible to take the following examinations for certification:
- Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Tuition for interns who do not come from one of our affiliations is $7,500. Laboratory coats, radiation monitors and other supplies are provided by the Nuclear Medicine/PET Technology Program. Tuition will not be refunded if a student resigns or is dismissed from the program.
|Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
|Clinical Nuclear Practicum I
|Nuclear Radiation Physics and Instrumentation
|Clinical Procedure Review
|Clinical Nuclear Practicum II
|Nuclear Medicine Quality Control Practicum
|Nuclear Medicine Chemistry
|Application of Computers to Nuclear Medicine
|Grades and Grade Point System
|93 - 100%
|A = Excellent
|86 - 92%
|B = Good
|80 - 85%
|C = Average
|F = Incomplete
The course is scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with days off on legal holidays and two weeks of personal time off.