The nuclear medicine technologist is a trained professional in radioactive pharmaceuticals, providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative applications in the field of medicine. By employing small quantities of radioactive materials, these technologists help visualize and define tumors, malfunctioning organs and the physiology of cardiac, bone, liver, and other organic functions. Thereafter, highly specialized imaging equipment and computers generate body system images for further analysis.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology faculty members are certified by the NMTCB and are active in various professional organizations. With the faculty’s 50 years of combined experience in the field, students can expect a high quality education in the nuclear medicine technology program. Our program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and follows the Accreditation Standards for Nuclear Medicine Technologist Education.
Students that study Nuclear Medicine Technology at ADU have the benefit of an accredited program with highly experienced faculty. The program has a fully equipped lab including a gamma camera, processing workstation, uptake probes, well counter, and survey meters. A variety of clinical rotations throughout hospitals and imaging centers allows students to interface with the latest technology preparing them for their future careers. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examinations administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Consistent with the mission of the University, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) provides an environment where students pursue technical expertise in the field of nuclear medicine while respecting their own spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development.