Program Overview & Curriculum

Program Overview

Admission criteria
Eligible students must be enrolled in a four-year, nuclear medicine technology degree-granting program from an affiliated university or have a bachelor's degree in a related field.

Internship overview
This 12-month internship provides both clinical and didactic instruction. We educate students in all aspects of nuclear medicine, and provide quarterly written evaluations to help students develop necessary skills. Topics of instruction include:

  • Radiation safety
  • Direct patient care
  • Preparation for radioactive tracers for patient exams
  • Performance of imaging equipment quality-control procedures
  • Patient imaging procedures, including acquisition and processing
  • Radioactive administration

Start date
June of each year.

Certification
Upon completion of the program, interns receive a certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology, and will be eligible to sit for the two national certification exams: the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB).

Curriculum

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program offers classroom and clinical education right at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Classroom academics are incorporated into the clinical experience to enhance classwork with patient interaction. The internship allows students to interact with patients, technologists and doctors for a full 12 months.

Fall coursework

  • Management & Methods of Patient Care
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Nuclear Medicine Quality Control
  • Nuclear Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • Multi-modality Imaging

Spring coursework

  • Radiation Protection
  • Clinical Practicum II
  • Nuclear Radiation Physics & Instrumentation
  • Clinical Procedures Review
  • Clinical Radiation Biology
  • Clinical Evaluation Math Data

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