Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

What Is Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT)?

Nuclear medicine, which includes molecular imaging, is a modality that utilizes very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat various diseases.

What is a Nuclear Medicine Technologist?

The nuclear medicine technologist is an allied health professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, is committed to applying their skill of diagnostic evaluation and therapeutics through the safe and effective use of radionuclides. 

The nuclear medicine technologist should exhibit professionalism, demonstrate an empathetic and instructional approach to patient care and have the knowledge and expertise to provide quality scans. Professional growth and development is achieved through participation in medical and technical education.

Accreditation

The nuclear medicine technology program at Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). The JRCNMT defines the standards for nuclear medicine technologist educational programs.

Students who successfully complete the nuclear medicine technology program are awarded a certificate from the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging and are then eligible to sit for the national certification examinations offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Our Mission and Goals

  1. Students will be able to select and implement appropriate exam protocols and scan parameters to produce quality nuclear medicine and therapeutic procedures.
  2. Students will demonstrate and apply appropriate radiation protection practices for patients, self, and other healthcare professionals.
  3. Students will provide appropriate patient care.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective communication when working with patients and healthcare professionals in a manner that respects diversity and promotes integrity. 
  5. Students will exhibit the qualities necessary for continuous learning and professional growth.

NMT Program Effectiveness Data

Credential Success Rates

  Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018
ARRT 100% 67% 100% 100% 100%
NMTCB 100% 50% 100% 100% 100%

Number of Students Completing

Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018
100% 100% 83% 100% 100%