Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Dependability * Cooperation * Integrity * Independence * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Analytical Thinking * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation intravenously to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment, under direction of a physician. * Detect and map radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images. * Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.


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Sample Job Titles Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT), Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Isotope Technician, Isotope Technologist, Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Lead Nuc Med Tech), Medical Radiation Dosimetrist, Nuclear Cardiology Technologist, Nuclear Medical Technologist, Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Technologist (Nuclear Medicine Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography Technologist), Nuclear Medicine Technician, Nuclear Medicine Technologist (Nuclear Med Tech), Nuclear Technologist, Radiation Safety Officer, Radioisotope Technician, Radioisotope Technologist, Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Staff Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Supervisor Nuclear Medicine.