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What is Nuclear Medicine Technology?

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses safe, painless, and cost effective techniques to image the body and treat disease. Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique in that it documents organ function and structure, in contrastto diagnostic radiology, which is based upon anatomy.

What is an Nuclear Medicine Technologist?

The nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists are highly specialized healthcare professionals who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. The technologist prepares and administers radioactive chemical compounds in order to preform patient imaging procedures. 



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