Nuclear medicine technology combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat some diseases. Nuclear medicine is a unique diagnostic technology in that it provides information about both the structure and function of major organ systems within the body. It is this ability to characterize and in some instances quantify physiologic function, which separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities.
The program is set up as a two plus two plan. The first two years fulfill most of the requirements of the core and the second two years fulfill the requirements set forth by the accrediting body, the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology. At the completion of their didactic work, the student is eligible to participate in two competency-based examinations, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.
Goals of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at
Robert Morris University
- educate individuals to become high quality nuclear medicine technologists;
- prepare students to achieve satisfactory results on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Boards and the American Registry of Radiological Technologists;
- develop professionals who become future leaders in the ever-changing field of Nuclear Medicine;
- to fulfill the need for nuclear medicine technologists in the local and regional communities