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KU Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate program

Learn about a Career in Medical Imaging

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:30 p.m. CDT

  • Diagnostic medical imaging plays an important role in today’s health care system. KU graduates from the school’s certificate programs in cardiovascular sonography, diagnostic ultrasound, and nuclear medicine technology are in very high demand across the country.

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The 12-month (three semesters) accredited certificate program in nuclear medicine technology from the University of Kansas prepares highly trained graduates to administer radiopharmaceuticals and use highly technical imaging technology in a clinical setting to detect and provide the necessary information needed to diagnose disease.

The program is offered via a collaboration between the University of Kansas School of Health Professions and The University of Kansas Health System's Department of Radiology. The program first became available as a new academic certificate program in the School of Health Professions in 2000.

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animated images of PET scan

Above: Positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging technology that helps reveal how tissues and organs are functioning.

Students at the University of Kansas receive training at the highest level from top faculty who are not merely classroom instructors but who are also experienced health care providers. They are actively engaged in clinical responsibilities providing the latest in health care to patients at the main hospital of The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas.

The group of instructors for this program are led by Kellee George, M.S., CNMT, RT(R)(N), program director, and Bret Press, B.S., CNMT, RT(R)(N)(CT)(MRI), clinical educator/coordinator.

Female nuclear medicine technology assistant looking at scans (image)

A certificate from the University of Kansas 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 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

The performance of graduates of the KU nuclear medicine technology program from the four most recent calendar years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Total number of program graduates. 16
Graduation rate. 100%
First-time pass rate on Nuclear Medicine
Technology Certification Board examination.
First-time pass rate on American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification examination. 100%

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available from the joint review committee's official graduate achievement report.

Graduates of KU's certificate program in nuclear medicine technology are eligible to take the national registration examination from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. License requirements vary by state.

License for employment in the state of Kansas is required from the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging provides information on specific state licensure requirements.

Last modified: Aug 12, 2021

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

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Careers in Nuclear Medicine
Learn about the profession and employment opportunities

For more information about graduation rates, costs, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please see the program's gainful employment disclosure.