Nuclear Medicine Technology

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

Download the application for Nuclear Medicine Technology

All candidates for the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology must be selected by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Screening Committee before entering the second year of the Nuclear Medicine Program.  Application to the program can be made between December 1st and February 28th, if the student will be able to complete all of the first year courses prior to the end of the spring semester with a minimum GPA of 2.50.  During this first year, the student should be establishing contact with the program director for advising and additional guidance.  An informational meeting is held in March, once all applications are received.  Two 4 hour observations at affiliated hospitals and a general portfolio are required prior to May interviews. 

The following items shall be considered in the screening evaluation (The items are ranked and weighted in order of consideration):

  • Overall Nuclear Medicine (year one) GPA
  • Personal Interview by Screening Committee
  • Observation/Shadowing
  • Overall College Grade Point Average

Contact

Alicia Trimble, MEd, CNMT
Nuclear Medicine Director 
alicia.trimble@bridgevalley.edu
(304) 205-6681