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BS Medical Imaging - Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear 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
Program prepares students to sit for the national certification exams offered by the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a BS degree in Medical Imaging from Regis College 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).
The didactic and clinical education offers students the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Clinical education occurs at various hospitals and medical centers in Boston and the surrounding areas that offer experiences through a competency-based model using state of the art equipment such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT.
Regis College has a rich history and excellent reputation as a provider of education for healthcare professionals. The NMT program is part of the college environment that provides students with a broad base of learning in the humanities and sciences.
For students who are an RT(R) or already hold a Bachelor’s degree in another field, please click here.
Clinical sites include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cardinal Health Radiopharmacy, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lahey Clinic, Lawrence General Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Tuft Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Boston (VAMC), St. Lues Hospital, New England Baptist.
Curriculum - Traditional Undergraduate Track
|EN 105: Writing Seminar I||3 Credits|
|BI 105: Anatomy & Physiology I (lab)^||4 Credits|
|SO 201 Intro to Sociology (or other Social Science Requirement)||3 Credits|
|RC 101 First Year Seminar||3 Credits|
|Expressive Arts Requirement||3 Credits|
|EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing, Think||3 Credits|
|BI 106 Anatomy & Physiology II (lab)^||4 Credits|
|Literature Requirement||3 Credits|
|First Year Seminar Linked Course||3 Credits|
|MA 210 Statistics^||3 Credits|
|CH 101 Chemistry (lab)** ^||4 Credits|
|History Requirement||3 Credits|
|Philosophy Requirement||3 Credits|
|CH 102 Chemistry^||4 Credits|
|PY 101 Intro. Physics for Health Sciences^||3 Credits|
|Religion Requirement||3 Credits|
|Social Science Requirement||3 Credits|
|ID 304 Exploring Ethics||3 Credits|
|MI 330 Radiobiology & Protection||2 Credits|
|MI 402 Nuclear Medicine Essentials||3 Credits|
|MI 460 Nuclear Med. Procedures & Technology||6 Credits|
|MI 479 Nuclear Cardiology||3 Credits|
|MI 465 Radiation Sciences & Instrumentation||3 Credits|
|MI 468A Clinical Internship I||6 Credits|
|MI 470 Cross Sectional Imaging||3 Credits|
|MI 472 Radio Pharmacy & Pharmacology||2 Credits|
|MI 478 Molecular Imaging||3 Credits|
|MI 469A Clinical Internship II||8 Credits|
|MI 477 Research Methods||4 Credits|
|MI 650 Pathology Across Rad. Mod.*||3 Credits|
|MI 476 Medical Imaging Seminar||4 Credits|
|MI 480A Clinical Internship III||6 Credits|
Total: 122 Credits
**CH 105 is acceptable only for individuals that have taken it while as a Nursing Intended Major and got a "C+" or better
* Serves as graduate credit for MS programs
*** Highly recommended to be BI 108 Microbiology & Lab