Schools that teach nuclear medicine technology include Oregon Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Health Professions. Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences teaches the field as well.
Oregon Institute of Technology offers a Bachelor of Science program that teaches students to think critically, develop communication and decision-making skills. Students acquire knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals, radiation treatment procedures and quality control techniques for nuclear medicine instrumentation. Students can sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board exams upon completion.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has a Master of Science program, which specializes in diagnostic and therapy procedures. The program allows students to gain practical experience through learning at clinical sites. It covers courses including computed tomography procedures and magnetic resonance imaging; and requires applicants with Bachelor of Science degrees in biology, physics, biomedical sciences or related programs from accredited schools.
Doisy College of Health Sciences Bachelors’ in Science programs teach students imaging techniques using radiation equipment and entry-level responsibilities for technologists in healthcare settings. These Saint Louis programs require students to acquire effective communication and observation skills and also develop psychological stability. The standard option program covers courses including research methods, imaging practicum and emerging technologies.