Utilizing radiopharmaceuticals and sophisticated equipment, Nuclear Medicine Technology is a scientific and clinical discipline concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical investigation of diseases and injuries. NMT’s play a key role in helping physicians solve the medical mysteries associated with patient care. The field continues to be at the forefront of modern clinical medicine and technological development.
The future has unique offerings for dedicated, energetic individuals. Career opportunities exist in a wide range of clinical settings, such as community hospitals, university hospitals, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers, and research centers. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Radio-pharmacy training within the NM program also add to the diversity of the graduate. NMTs are employed as technologists, departmental supervisors, radiopharmacy techs, PET techs, sales representatives, technical/development specialists, and program educators. During the clinical phase of the program, the student rotates through the following Nuclear Medicine Departments:
- King’s Daughters Medical Center
- Cabell-Huntington Hospital
- Thomas Memorial Hospital
- Veterans Administration Medical Center
- CAMC (Memorial and General Divisions)
- St. Francis Hospital
Students spend approximately 1,300 hours in hospital placement; full-time enrollment during the clinical year is required. The clinical portion of the program provides students with individual instruction and hands-on experience. Students are supervised by the hospital’s NM department personnel. Academic instruction is provided by BVCTC faculty and participating hospitals.
How to Apply
Alicia Tucker, MEd, CNMT
Nuclear Medicine Director