KU's Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate is a 12-month accredited program which prepares technologists to inject radiopharmaceuticals and use highly technical cameras and computers in a clinical setting.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is located in connection with the Department of Radiology and the The University of Kansas Hospital for clinical instruction while aspects of the academic program, including application and student services, are handled by the University of Kansas. The program was first available as an academic program in the School of Health Professions (formerly the School of Allied Health) in 2000.
A certificate from the University of Kansas Medical Center is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
The Nuclear Medicine Division of Department of Radiology at KU Medical Center performs a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic exams. The student will receive experience in nuclear pharmacy, patient care, imaging of bone, kidney, brain, lung, GI tract and cardiac function, Positron Emission Tomography and an overview of computed tomography.
Professional curriculum includes patient care, radiation safety and protection, nuclear medicine physics and radiation physics, nuclear instrumentation, math and statistics, radionuclide chemistry and radiopharmacy, departmental organization and function, radiation biology, nuclear medicine in-vivo and in-vitro procedures, radionuclide therapy, computer applications, clinical education, Positron Emission Tomography, medical law and ethics, basic computed tomography, and supervised clinical education.The University of Kansas certificate program in Nuclear Medicine Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Performance of Graduates
For the four most recent calendar years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), the performance of graduates of the KU Nuclear Medicine Technology program was as follows:
|Total number of program graduates:||12|
|First-time pass rate on Nuclear Medicine
Technology Certification Board examination:
|First-time pass rate on American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists
national certification examination:
ONET Code: 29-2033.00 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
CIP Code: 51.0905 Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
CIP Program Description: A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to employ radioactive and stable nuclides in diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic applications while monitoring for patient health and safety. Includes instruction in nuclear physics, health physics, instrumentation and statistics, biochemistry, immunology, radiopharmacology, radiation biology, clinical nuclear medicine, radionuclide therapy, computer applications, safety regulations, equipment operation, quality control, laboratory procedures, taking patient histories, patient evaluation and monitoring, emergency first aid, administration and record-keeping, and personnel supervision. More info
Total tuition and fees (for entire program completed in normal time): $4,972.57
Tuition and Fees for KU Medical Center programs are provided by the Office of the Registrar
Total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program: $1300.00
Room and board on campus: Not applicable.
Number of students completing the program the previous 5 years:
Not applicable -- fewer than 10 students in this program each year.
Due to the number of students who have completed this program in the last year, certain information is not included in these disclosures to protect the confidentiality of the student.