Undergraduate Majors : Nuclear Medicine Technology
Provides patient diagnostic and therapeutic services using the nuclear properties of radioactive nuclides to produce images of the body. Physicians use these images to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries incurred by patients. Nuclear medicine technologists also assist physicians in clinical procedures, give intravenous injection, draw blood, assess the technical qualities of the studies performed, and provide basic patient care.
The application deadline is November 15th each year with entry into the program beginning in Summer Session II the following year and continuing for 22 months. 60 credit hours are needed prior to entrance with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a minimum 2.5 GPA for all math/science course work. Observation in Nuclear Medicine Technology Facility is required prior to interview, and a pre-interview questionnaire should be submitted with application.
What can you do with this major?
Nuclear Medicine Technologists are involved with patients who are often very ill, some of which are terminally ill, and the technologist must be sensitive to the situation. Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, mobile imaging services, private industry, management, education, research facilities, and government (IU Department of Radiology).
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- IU School of Medicine's Health Professions Programs
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