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ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Medicine Technology, B.S.

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Nuclear medicine technologists help physicians diagnose and treat diseases by administering radiopharmaceuticals, then monitoring patients’ responses. We can help you thrive in this fascinating field. First, you’ll spend three years completing biology, chemistry, physics, math and liberal arts courses at North Central, mastering the scientific principles of the field while learning to communicate effectively with other health care professionals and patients. In your fourth year after acceptance into the program you’ll complete a clinical internship at Northwestern Memorial School of Nuclear Medicine before graduating from North Central with a B.S. in nuclear medicine technology—and with a clear advantage over your peers in the field.

For more programs and courses in this department, see Chemistry and Physics .

Major Requirements

Advanced Courses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Upper-level coursework taken during the 12-month clinical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital includes 34 credit hours in courses such Management and Methods of Patient Care, Radiation Safety and Protection, Radiation Detection and Instrumentation, Radiation Physics and Instrumentation, Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum, Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures, Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy, Radiation Biology, Clinical Correlation—Pathology, and Computer Tomography & Cross Sectional Anatomy.

Additional Requirements for the B.S. Degree

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