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Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Cal Quigley

Cassie Ardry

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: The Practice Standards for Nuclear MedicineListen
(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.

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.

Program Data

The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) collects completion rates, credentialing examination pass rates and job placement rates for accredited programs across the country.



Program Director

Tonya Pigulski

Trinity River Campus

Career & Technical Education Academic Advisors

Cal Quigley
TRCF 2101A

Cassie Ardry
TRCF 2101A

First-Time-in-College Success Coach

Chelsea Smithley
TRCF 2101A

Updated November 02, 2018