Nuclear Medicine Technology at BCHS

Nuclear Medicine Technology at BCHS | Baptist College of Health Sciences: "What is Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT)?
If you have a keen interest in computer technology and want to know how the human body works and responds to disease or trauma, then Nuclear Medicine Technology could be a good choice for you.
Nuclear Medicine combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and physiologic principles with radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear Medicine studies evaluate organ function by visualizing the metabolic patterns associated with disease, while conventional diagnostic imaging modalities primarily focus on anatomy. The studies are safe and radiation exposure to the patient and technologist is minimal. Nuclear Medicine procedures require the inhalation, ingestion, or injection of a chemical labeled with a small amount of radioactivity to determine the function of an organ system or detect cancer. Excellent resources for information regarding this field are available through the SNM (Society of Nuclear Medicine) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Why BCHS may be the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program for You:

* Nuclear medicine technology education has been offered by Baptist Memorial Health Care since 1961 and was one of the first NMT programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). The JRCNMT establishes, maintains, and promotes appropriate standards of quality for post secondary educational programs in nuclear medicine technology to provide skilled professional service to the patients served.
* We offer a bachelor's degree in health sciences (BHS) with a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
* Nuclear medicine technology students gain clinical experience in leading-edge hospitals and private practice facilities throughout the tri-state area of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.
* Since the college was established, approximately 95% of our nuclear medicine graduates passed the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) on their first attempt.
* Since 2004, 100% of our nuclear medicine graduates have passed the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) on their first attempt."