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  • Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Imaging Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

  • Mission and Goals

  • Program Mission

    The mission of the School of Diagnostic Imaging Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is to prepare its graduates to be competent in the art and science of nuclear medicine technology.

    Program Goals

    • Students will have entry-level employment skills.

      • Students will practice radiation safety techniques.
      • Student will perform quality control on various instruments.
      • Students will prepare, calculate and administer radiopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals as permitted.
      • Students will be able to perform a variety of nuclear medicine procedures including PET images.
      • Students will observe and assist with a variety of therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures.
      • Students will be able to evaluate images and take additional views if necessary.
    • Students will have effective oral communication skills.

      • Students will be able to demonstrate age appropriate effective communication skills.
      • Students will demonstrate respect for cultural diversity.
    • Students will be able to critically think to problem solve.

      • Students will be able to perform non-routine nuclear medicine procedures.
      • Students will observe interpreting physicians to develop understanding of clinical correlation.
    • Students will have the skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care and comfort.

      • Students will provide appropriate patient care.
    • The program will provide qualified nuclear medicine technologists to meet the health care needs of the community.

      • The program will recruit those students who are well prepared to meet the academic challenges of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
      • The students will be satisfied with the courses, didactic instructors and clinical areas. Graduates will be satisfied with the practical skills learned in the program.
      • Employers will be satisfied with the practical skills graduates learned from the program.