BS Medical Imaging - Nuclear Medicine

JRCNMT Accredited ProgramNuclear medicine combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Though there are many diagnostic techniques currently available, nuclear medicine uniquely provides information about both the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is this ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function which separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities, such as x-ray.

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a highly specialized healthcare professional who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Some of the technologist's primary responsibilities are to:

  • Prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals
  • Perform patient imaging procedures using sophisticated radiation-detecting instrumentation
  • Accomplish computer processing and image enhancement
  • Analyze biologic specimens in the laboratory
  • Provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.

*Descriptions from SNM

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a BS degree in Medical Imaging from Regis and are then eligible to sit for the national certification exams offered by the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Clinical sites include:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cardinal Health Radiopharmacy
  • Catholic Medical Center (NH)
  • Charlton Memorial Hospital
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  • Lawrence General Hospital
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Boston (VAMC).

Curriculum - Traditional Undergraduate Track

Sample Curriculum

Contact Information

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