Nuclear Medicine Technology B.S.
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The B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology degree program is the only four-year nuclear medicine program in the Pittsburgh area. It emphasizes digital technology and new imaging modalities including nuclear medicine technology, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Students are prepared to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.

Graduates go on to work in in hospitals, physician offices, and medical and diagnostic laboratories. Jobs include nuclear medicine technologist, MRI technologist, and CT technologist.

The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

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Contact Information

William Wentling II, DSc, MS, RT(R)(N), CNMT
Department Head, Health Sciences
wentling@rmu.edu
412-397-5486 phone

Angela Bires, EdD, MPM, RT(N), CNMT, FSNNM-TS
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Director
bires@rmu.edu
412-397-5410 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CHEM 1210 Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1215 Chemistry I Lab
  • NMED 2001 Introduction to Hospital
  • CSEN 1010/ 1020 Comm Skills I or II
  • MATH 1010 or higher level College Math or higher level

Freshman Year, Spring

  • PHYS 1010 Physics for Allied Health
  • PHYS 1015 Physics for Allied Health Lab
  • BIOL 1210 A & P I
  • BIOL 1215 A & P Lab I
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • CSEN 1020/ CSCM 1030 Comm Skills II or III

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • BIOL 1220 A & P II
  • BIOL 1225 A & P II Lab
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economics
  • CSCM 1030/ 2040 Comm Skills III or IV
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology
  • STAT 2110 Statistics

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • NMED 3003 NM Physics
  • CSCM 2040/ 2050 Comm Skills IV or V
  • INFS 3440 Healthcare Informatics
  • BIOL 2370 Microbiology
  • BIOL 2380 Microbiology Lab
  • NURS 2015 Pathophysiology

Junior Year, Fall

  • NMED 3004 Instrument Tech & Tech
  • NMED 2002 Eval & Instruction
  • NMED 3005 Radiopharmacy
  • NMED 3007 Radiation Safety
  • HUMA 1010 Huma: Arts & Music
  • NMED 3050 Pharmacology

Junior Year, Spring

  • NMED 3008 Clinical Techniques & Practice
  • NMED 3009 NM Tech & Tech
  • NMED 2003 Fund of Healthcare Admin N
  • NMED 3010 Instrumentation & QC I
  • NMED 4010 PET Tech & Techniques
  • NMED 3011 Radiation Biology
  • NMED 3006 Computer Apps in NM

Summer term

  • NMED 4013 Clinical Practice I
  • NMED 4016 Clinical Practice II
  • NMED 4022 Seminar

Senior Year, Fall

  • NMED 4043 Cross-sectional Anatomy
  • NMED 4018 Clinical Practice III
  • NMED 4019 Clinical Practice IV
  • NMED 4021 PET Clinical Practice & Research
  • NMED 4023 CT Technology
  • NMED 4020 Nuclear Cardiology

Senior Year, Spring

  • HIST/POLS X History/Political Science
  • NMED 4024 MRI Technology
  • ELIT XXXX Literature
  • NMED 4600 Advanced Imaging Modalities

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Nuclear Cardiology
Radiopharmacy
MRI Technology
Major Credits
82
Nuclear Medicine, Biology, Statistics
Core Credits
40
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
0

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