Nuclear Medicine employs the administration of small quantities of radiopharmaceuticals in order to evaluate the structure and function of an organ or system. Nuclear medicine excels in its ability to identify abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease, often before the medical problem may be apparent on other diagnostic tests. This 12-month program prepares radiographers to perform nuclear medicine procedures in hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers.
Note: This is an advanced certificate program and applicants must be a graduate of an approved Radiologic Technology program in the United States with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Carl Sandburg College is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools – The Higher Learning Commission, 30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL. 60602-2504. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Post-Examination in Nuclear Medicine. This certification is nationally recognized and enables the student to pursue employment throughout the United States.
Varies depending on available clinical sites