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Nuclear Medicine Concentration

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Admission Requirements Curriculum Technical Standards Brochure (pdf)

 This concentration was designed to educate students to meet a growing need for highly trained technologist who utilize rapidly developing technologies to image the distribution of radioactive agents in the body. Nuclear medicine is widely used for imaging bodies of patients with cardiac conditions and those with cancer. After completion of this concentration, students continue on to the post-baccalaureate clinical year in order to be eligible to take the national registry examination. Job opportunities may be found in hospitals, physicians' offices and diagnostic laboratories (total length of program 4+1 = 5 Years). The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) program is a 2 year program; the first year of the program is the senior year of the Health Science major. The 12 month, non-credit clinical year is the second part of the program. The combination of the 2 years are required to sit for the national certification exam and obtain NYS license to practice. Since this program is part of the Health Science major we only accept applications from Health Science major students once they reach their senior year.

Tuition and fees for the credit-bearing year of the NMT program: http://www.stonybrook.edu/bursar/tuition/tuition-and-fee-rates.shtml

Tuition and fees for the non-credit clinical year of the NMT program: http://www.stonybrook.edu/bursar/tuition/professional/htm.shtml#nuclear

 

Mission:The mission of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program is to provide the highest quality education to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to provide effective patient care and become an integral part of the health care team. In order to accomplish this, the Nuclear Medicine Technology program will, through clinical work and didactic lessons:

  • maximize each student’s potential by fostering introspection and heighten critical thinking to meet the daily challenges of a nuclear medicine technologist;
  • hone and integrate clinical skills with the values of providing competent and compassionate health care to diverse patients within our community;
  • respond to current trends in health care and emerging technologies; and
  • promote ethical standards and professionalism in and out of the clinic.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate:

  • clinical competence by producing high quality images (PET, computed tomography, etc.) and by demonstrating an understanding of basic science concepts required for nuclear medicine imaging.
  • critical thinking by adequately responding to emergent clinical challenges and showing the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • professional values by displaying professional conduct and demonstrating lifelong learning.
  • effective communication skills by demonstrating written and oral communication skills.

 

Current Effectiveness Data:

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.

Graduate Outcomes Report