Major in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Offered by Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in nuclear medicine technology
Saint Louis University Nuclear Medicine Technology Degree OverviewSaint Louis University's undergraduate degree in nuclear medicine technology gives you the skills you need to become a nuclear medicine technologist. Offered by Doisy College of Health Sciences, SLU's nuclear medicine technology program trains students to perform the nearly 100 different nuclear medicine imaging procedures available today on every major organ of the human body.
If you choose to major in nuclear medicine technology at SLU, you'll have the opportunity as an undergraduate to conduct research and produce projects or papers that are acceptable for publication or to be presented at professional conferences. You'll also be able to join to the Saint Louis University Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Club.
Nuclear medicine provides an excellent pre-med curriculum, and both pre-medicine and pre-physician assistant curriculum tracks are available at Doisy College. About 20 percent of SLU's nuclear medicine technology graduates proceed to graduate school.
What You'll Learn in SLU's Nuclear Medicine Technology ProgramIn addition to a core curriculum in health sciences, students in SLU's nuclear medicine technology program are trained in the responsibilities of a nuclear medicine technologist, which include:
- Preparing, calibrating and administering radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals
- Performing diagnostic imaging procedures using radiation-detection technology
- Administering radioactive tracers used to image the organs of the human body
- Operating imaging technology, laboratory and computer instrumentation
- Providing images, data analysis and patient information to physicians for diagnostic interpretation