Nuclear Medicine: Current and Future Technologies
Continuing Education Event
NMI is the largest accredited nuclear medicine technology training program in the country.
The University of Findlay's Nuclear Medicine Program is offered by the College of Health Professions’ Diagnostic Services Department in conjunction with the Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI).
NMI is known worldwide as one of the best and most established programs. Started in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, NMI moved to the campus of then-Findlay College in 1984. NMI is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine (JRCNMT).
Upon successful completion of the program, a student is eligible to apply for one, or possibly both, of the national certification exams offered in nuclear medicine technology.
What is Nuclear Medicine Technology?
Nuclear medicine technology is concerned with the safe and effective use of radioactive materials for the diagnosis of various pathological diseases and for the treatment of some specific disorders.
A nuclear medicine technologist is a highly-trained medical professional who has a solid background in mathematics and the physical, chemical and biological sciences. They work closely with other allied health personnel and professionals within the medical community to provide quality patient care. Under the supervision of a physician, the nuclear medicine technologist is responsible for:
Radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control
Collecting and preparing biological specimens
Preparing data for interpretation by a physician
Instrumentation quality control
Analysis of the data acquired and utilized by the physician for diagnosis
Preparing and administering the radiopharmaceuticals
NMI's one-year program is highly intense. The program begins with one semester of intensive classes during which students are in class 28-32 hours each week. The clinical training portion of the program is 35 weeks long (about nine months) and students are required to complete 40 hours of training per week.
Clinical training takes place at one or more of the NMI clinical affiliates. During clinical training, students learn the practical application of the theory and receive hands‑on experience in performing nuclear medicine procedures under the supervision of a certified nuclear medicine technologist. A review week and final exam are scheduled at the end of clinical training.
Certificate Ceremony Spring 2013
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