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School of Health Sciences

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3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

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Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) specialization prepares students for a clinical internship. Nuclear medicine technologists utilize small amounts of radioactive materials for diagnosis, therapy and research.


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B.S. in CDS

A Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with a specialization in NMT prepares students to use radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Diagnosis may involve organ imaging using gamma counters to detect radioactive material that has been administered to a patient. Therapeutic doses of radioactive materials are also given to patients to treat specific diseases.

Consider this profession if you:
  • like working with others and enjoy the technical aspects of advanced medical technology
  • communicate well
  • enjoy analytical and critical thinking skills
  • are able to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • have a strong background or aptitude in science
Career Outlook
Nuclear Medicine Technology is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States and is expected to continue to have higher than average job growth will into the future. In fact, the  United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics  estimates demand for Nuclear Medicine Technologists to increase by a total of 20% or 4,200 jobs between 2012 and 2022. Nuclear Medicine Technologists earn a median pay of $70,180 per year. There is an immediate demand for qualified Nuclear Medicine Technologists in settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, and imaging clinics. Certifications include positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology (NCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT).
Curriculum

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Clinical Internship

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