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Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Role of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist, RT(N) and/or CNMT

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What do they do?

The nuclear medicine technologist is an allied health professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, uses special equipment to make images of areas of a patient’s body.

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive materials that cause abnormal features to appear different from normal areas in the images. They follow strict safety procedures to protect themselves and their patients as they capture these images for diagnosis, treatment and research.

Ongoing continuing education and professional growth are essential. Nuclear medicine technologists must maintain the skills required to perform their tasks and to enhance the quality of patient care.

For details: Technologist—Careers in NuclearMedicine Technology (from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging [SNMMI])

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is that a curriculum should prepare you to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will move you through a full and productive life as a medical imaging specialist.

The foundation set forth at TCC should prepare you to cope with changing environments and technologies as well as help you meet occupational and personal challenges. 

Our Mission

To provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology through structured didactic courses, laboratory participation and clinical experiences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program student learning outcomes are directly related to the requirement standards of the external accrediting agency and assure educational excellence for all students in our program.

  • Nuclear Medicine Physics
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of physical principles associated with nuclear medicine technology.
  • Nuclear Medicine Mathematics
    • Students will perform nuclear medicine technology math calculations.
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
    • Students will prepare radiopharmaceuticals.
    • Students will demonstrate radiation protection techniques and knowledge of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts.
  • Patient Care
    • Students will demonstrate proper patient care.
  • Nuclear Medicine Procedures
    • Students will describe imaging procedures, physics, and instrumentation related to nuclear medicine technology.
  • Nuclear Medicine Equipment
    • Students will demonstrate competence in nuclear medicine technology equipment utilization.
  • Communication Skills
    • Students will demonstrate appropriate and professional oral communication skills.
  • Writing Skills
    • Students will demonstrate appropriate writing skills.

Program Goals

  • Goal 1: Provide a fully accredited course of study for earning a 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Goal 2: Prepare you to enter the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Goal 3: Encourage you to continue your education beyond our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.



Trinity River Campus

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Tonya Pigulski

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Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated November 27, 2019