Nuclear Medicine: A High Tech Career
If you have the right chemistry, consider a career in Nuclear Medicine, a specialty that uses radioactive materials to diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer and dysfunctional thyroid disease. Technologists prepare and inject radio-pharmaceutical materials, position patients for imaging procedures to examine for heart, liver, lung, brain and kidney disease and work up diagnostic data for doctors.
AAS • Nuclear Medicine Technology
AAS.NMT (75 Credit Hours)
Nuclear medicine uses radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear medicine technologists
prepare and administer radiopharmaceutical materials, operate nuclear instruments, position patients for “imaging” procedures,
perform lab tests and work up diagnostic data for physicians. Graduates of this program are eligible to take national
registry examinations and Florida licensure for nuclear medicine technologists.