About the Program

A two-year Nuclear Medicine Technology Program student routinely learns the skills needed professionally between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in both classrooms and in on-site lab settings. The individual also gains hands-on knowledge of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist's role through clinical rotations experienced at Texas Medical Center institutions and various hospitals and clinics throughout the area. When traveling to any clinical education site, the student is responsible for transportation and auto insurance, if applicable.

Affiliates of the program are Excel Diagnostic Imaging Clinic; Harris County Hospital District - Ben Taub Hospital; Memorial Hermann Hospital System - Hermann Hospital, Memorial City Hospital and Northwest Hospital; The Methodist Hospital; Texas Children's Hospital; St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital; Cardinal Health of Houston; Tenet Park Plaza Hospital; The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; and Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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A Career in Nuclear Medicine Technology

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist, whose career requires the specialist to stand for long periods, is routinely transferring patients from wheelchairs and stretchers to scanning tables, giving injections and taking vital signs with or without accommodation. A Nuclear Medicine Technologist finds employment in hospitals and diagnostic clinics. Career ladders are open for advancement into research, sales, education and management.

With further training, a Nuclear Medicine Technologist could perform computed tomography (PET) imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic medical sonography, or radiation therapy. According to the Gulf Coast Consortium the average salary for a nuclear medicine technologist in 2009 was $64,740 annually ($31.13/hr)

Admission Steps

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Degree Plan

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Accreditation Information

The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology has granted full accreditation status to this program thru November of 2011. (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 West Danforth Road, Ste. 130, #203, Edmond, OK 73003, 405-285-0546).

Student Outcomes

Student Graduation Rate

Year of Program Graduation# Initially Enrolled in the Cohort Graduation for 2013# Initially Enrolled that GraduatedGraduation Rate (%)
2013 23 18 78.3%

 

National Certification Exam Scores and Pass Rates

 2013 ARRT2013 NMTCB
# First-Time Examinees 13 18
# Repeat Examinees 0 0
# Total Examinees 13 18
% Pass Rate 100% 100%
Average Exam Rate

88.6
(national avg. = 84.1)

81.22
(national avg. = 78.59)