Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Get ready for an exciting career at the intersection of imaging, chemistry, technology and patient care.

Program Details

Nuclear Medicine Technology is a specialty within radiology that uses radioactive materials to make diagnostic images of nearly every system within the body. It has the ability to demonstrate function where many other areas of radiology often show only structure. Nuclear medicine technologists operate highly sophisticated equipment to help doctors diagnose and treat illness. Nuclear Medicine also provides personalized treatments and therapy.

PA College offers two options for nuclear medicine technology: a two-year associate degree or a 12-month academic certificate for those who have already completed college-level coursework. In this program, you’ll learn in a variety of clinical settings alongside experienced professionals.

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In addition to meeting general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

Students applying for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate must have completed college-level courses in:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (a minimum of College Algebra)
  • Chemistry
  • English Composition

Students enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology programs Cedar Crest College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, or York College of Pennsylvania have the first opportunity to enroll in the certificate program. Other applicants must have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, or have completed a two-year post-secondary allied health program.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or will have met the degree requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 12- month academic certificate program on a space available basis.

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Our nuclear medicine technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology. See more accreditation information.

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Meet the Faculty

Anthony Montagnese

Anthony D. Montagnese, MS, DABR

Certified Medical Physicist/Radiation Safety Officer

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Madeline Greth

Madeline Greth BS, CNMT, RT(CT), PET, NCT

Interim Nuclear Medicine Program Director

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