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What is Nuclear Medicine Technology?

Prepare for your future in nuclear medicine technology with training at the University of Kansas.

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As a nuclear medicine technologist, you'll assist in determining the presence of disease based on metabolic changes rather than changes in organ structure. In this professional role, you'll handle radionuclides — unstable atoms that emit radiation — which are purified and compounded to form the detectable radiopharmaceuticals.

Through the administering of radiopharmaceuticals to patients, you'll have the ability to monitor the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which the drugs localize.

  • Nuclear medicine employment projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028.
  • Employment opportunities in hospitals, physician offices and medical and diagnostic laboratories.
  • Median salary of $39 per hour.
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In KU's 12-month accredited certificate program, you will train with expert clinicians in an academic medical center environment.
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KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
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