Nuclear Medicine

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Allied Health and Nursing

Nuclear medicine technology is a paramedical field concerned with the use of radioactive materials, primarily for the diagnosis of various pathological disease states and secondarily for the treatment of some specialized disorders.

A nuclear medicine technologist (NMT) is a highly trained individual who has a solid background in mathematics and the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Under the supervision of a physician, the NMT is responsible for radiation safety, quality control, preparing and administering the radiopharmaceuticals, performing imaging procedures, collecting and preparing biological specimens, performing special laboratory procedures and preparing data for interpretation by a physician.

The NMT works closely with other health professions and professionals within the medical community to provide quality patient care.

Educational Opportunities in Nuclear Medicine

Associate of Technical Studies in Nuclear Medicine
This program is jointly offered by LCCC and the Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio. Prior to the completion of the nonmajor courses, students must apply to NMI. At NMI, students complete coursework and clinical training, directly related to nuclear medicine technology. From the coursework and clinical training completed through NMI, 45 LCCC credit hours are awarded to complete the associate of technical studies degree. This program can be completed in two years, if taken on a full-time basis. Many LCCC students choose to study on a part-time basis.

At NMI, students are enrolled in the certificate program for nuclear medicine technology. The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and, upon successful completion; students are eligible to apply for a national certification exam offered in nuclear medicine technology.

Students in the NMI certificate program complete courses in math, physics, radiation protection radiobiology, radiochemistry and radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine instrumentation and nuclear medicine procedures to just name a few.  In addition, students complete clinical training at affiliate NMI clinical training sites.

Related Educational Opportunities

Other Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership

Youngstown State University
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Major in Allied Health
The baccalaureate degree program leading to the bachelor of science in applied science with a major in allied health is intended to serve professional health-related, associate degree graduates who wish to upgrade their academic credentials. The program provides students additional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enhance their career mobility in the health-care setting. In addition, the degree program allows students to pursue further education at the graduate level. The program is based on a two-plus two concept where the associate-degree courses provide the technical education for the first two years of the baccalaureate degree program. Following graduation with an associate’s degree, the student articulates directly into the plus-two component of the program. The plus-two component consists of a core of multi-disciplinary courses, student-selected minor and general University requirements.

Master in Health and Human Services
Certificate in Health Care Management

The Certificate in Health Care Management is a collaborative program between the College of Health and Human Services and the Williamson College of Business Administration. The program accommodates students from health and human service professions who require the skills and abilities for supervisory/managerial positions or who desire competence in health promotion. After completion of an academic core of course work, students may concentrate in either health promotion or administration for health and human service professions.

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