The Nuclear Medicine Technology major prepares students for a professional career as a nuclear medicine technologist. Nuclear medicine is a specialty area of medical practice that uses radioactive isotopes and special sensitive instrumentation to help diagnose and treat certain diseases. The nuclear medicine technologist is an individual who has received special training to perform the many patient procedures, which will assist the nuclear physician in diagnosis and treatment. The individual is trained in this instrumentation used to perform body function studies, imaging procedures and laboratory tests done on various body fluids.
Upon completion of the Nuclear Medicine Technology major, graduates will demonstrate:
The Nuclear Medicine Technology major is part of a consortium composed of area hospitals and colleges. Students spends the first three years of the four-year program completing courses at York College. During the junior year, application is made to the consortium for the final clinical year of the program.
Elizabeth Hodgson, biology instructor and nuclear medicine and radiography coordinator, teaches human anatomy and physiology at York College. Learn more about Nuclear Medicine Technology faculty.