Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients for imaging or treatment.

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Nuclear Medicine Technology at a Glance

Nuclear medicine technologists perform tests for diagnosis and medical research. They prepare and give small doses of radioactive drugs (radiopharmaceuticals) to patients, then use high-level imaging equipment to record images of the radioactive material in the body. Physicians interpret the images to study and diagnose an infection or disorder. Nuclear medicine technologists also give doses of radiation to patients internally to treat medical conditions. 

Degree Required Before Starting Program: To participate in the program, you must currently be registered as one of the following: 

  • Registered Radiology Technologist (ARRT)* 

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS)* 

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (ARDMS)* 

  • Certified Medical Technologist 

  • Registered Nurse 

  • Associates degree in a medical imaging profession with current registry or licensure 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health care or science field (e.g., nursing, biology, chemistry) field 

* If you're a registry candidate at time of application, you will be required to pass the registry before entrance into the program. 

Pre-Admission Coursework:  

  • College Algebra 

  • College English 

  • Computer Science 

  • Chemistry with Lab 

  • General Physics 

  • Medical Terminology 

  • Humanities Course 

  • Social Sciences Course 

  • Human Anatomy with Lab 

  • Human Physiology with Lab 

  • Oral Communications 

References: Three references are required 

Shadowing Experience or Introductory Course: None 

Healthcare Experience: Recommended 

Community Service/Leadership Experience: Recommended 

Research Experience: Not required 

Pre-Admission Standardized Tests: None 

Student Organizations: International Pre-Health Sciences Organization, Delta Epsilon Mu (co-ed healthcare fraternity), University of Kansas Women in Medicine, Future Leaders in Healthcare 

Application Deadline: February 1 

Resume Required: Yes 

Centralized Application Service: No 

Early Decision Option: No 

Interview Required: Yes 

Rolling Admissions: No