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Nuclear Medicine Technology

The power to see more.

Nuclear medicine imaging (NMT) offers the unique ability to visualize not just how organs and tissues look, but how they work. With the rapid-succession images you capture, you can help physicians visualize a patient’s heart at work and see where there’s damage. Detect if a patient has early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. And even find rare tumors. Your expertise provides information that often can’t be achieved from other imaging procedures, and that may just give patients their best chance.

Become a highly skilled nuclear medicine technologist.

Working with the latest technology in our labs, you’ll learn to administer radioactive drugs, or radiopharmaceuticals, to patients and monitor the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs where they concentrate. You’ll work closely with physicians to detect and even treat certain diseases, and deliver expert, reliable and compassionate healthcare as a vital part of the team.

Questions about our nuclear medicine technology programs? Connect with our Boston Admission Office at 617.879.5964.

Modern Facilities

Our laboratories are specially designed for skill-building and patient assessment in the radiologic and imaging sciences. Lab instruction for the nuclear medicine technology program is provided through clinical affiliations where state-of-the-art equipment is available.

Advantageous Affiliations

Partnerships with premier medical institutions enable students to gain exposure and experience in leading healthcare institutions. For a full list of clinical site locations, see the facilities and clinical rotations tab.

Clinical Experience

Students enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program receive hands-on opportunities at some of the most prestigious medical facilities in the Northeast to gain a broader insight into the diverse populations they may encounter in future career settings.

Accelerated Programs

Accelerated and Fast-Track options allow students to begin their careers as nuclear medicine technologists sooner. In addition to the baccalaureate degree, students who already hold a baccalaureate degree OR a degree in another allied health field such as radiography, can complete the advanced certificate program.

A Satisfied Field

In a survey conducted by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, many respondents had more than 20 years of experience, indicating significant career retention and satisfaction.


With innovative training and clinical internship opportunities in New England’s premier healthcare institutions, our graduates are extremely well prepared to enter the nuclear medicine field. Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for certification through examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

Many Opportunities

Being certified and/or registered in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) affords students many different career paths outside of the traditional role as a nuclear medicine technologist. These potential opportunities, some of which may need additional education, include roles as clinical and pre-clinical research technologists or research associates, application specialists, technologists in hospital or clinical medical imaging departments, supervisors or lead technologists, healthcare managers, or radiation safety officers. Graduates can also use their clinical experience and medical knowledge to further their education through graduate medical programs. For additional information regarding post-graduate opportunities, please contact the NMT program director.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for nuclear medicine technologists was $76,820 in 2018, with the highest 10% earning more than $104,730.

Boston and metro areas:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)
  • Boston Medical Center (Boston)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston)
  • Brockton Hospital (Brockton)
  • Boston Children's Hospital (Boston)
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston)
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton)
  • Lowell General Hospital (Lowell)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton)
  • Shield's PET/CT Mobile Imaging (various locations)
  • South Shore Hospital (Weymouth)
  • Tufts Medical Center (Boston)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Boston)

Worcester and Springfield areas:

  • Baystate Medical Center (Springfield)
  • Milford Regional Medical Center (Milford)
  • Saint Vincent Hospital (Worcester)
  • Shield’s PET/CT Mobile Imaging (various locations)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester)


  • Hartford Hospital (Hartford)


  • Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston)
  • Maine General Medical Center (Augusta)
  • Maine Medical Center (Portland & Scarborough)
  • Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor)

New Hampshire

*Students rotating in New Hampshire can do a rotation at any of the locations below, but must also do a rotation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. 

  • Concord Hospital (Concord)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon)
  • Elliot Hospital (Manchester)


  • University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington)

To ensure that clinical internships are diverse and give all students an equitable and quality clinical education, students will be rotated through a number of different sites. This may involve travel near campus, in the Greater Boston Area, or to more distant sites. Sites are available outside of the Boston metro area for students who live at a distance. Clinical placements are determined by the faculty as to ensure academic objectives are met for each student. Students are responsible for their own transportation to their sites.

  • Nuclear Medicine Program Clinical Orientation Day (Professional Phase of Program)
  • Immunizations
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification (healthcare provider)
  • Clinical Fees
    • Trajecsys Clinical Management System ($100-$150)
    • Scrubs/Uniform ($50-$100)
    • Cori/Background Check (CastleBranch) ($82)
    • Drug Screening, if applicable (various costs depending on which screening)
    • AHA BLS (fees vary)
  • Clinical Internship Travel
    • Students are responsible for any travel expenses related to clinical internship rotations

The School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics is responsive to the medical imaging and therapeutic needs of the health care community. As such it seeks to develop innovative programs that integrate scientific and technical knowledge with the liberal arts and social sciences, and produce graduates with skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future.

Program Goals:

  • To offer a high quality collaborative program to meet societal needs for qualified and competent medical imaging and therapeutic professionals, in partnership with Boston's renowned medical institutions and other premier institutions in New England.
  • To educate nuclear medicine professionals so that they will provide expert, reliable, and compassionate health care.
  • To promote the development of those intellectual skills and professional attitudes and values necessary for continues learning and growth after graduation.
  • To provide an interdisciplinary atmosphere that fosters the integration of all the school's majors and promotes their participation in the College community.
  • To offer the students the latest technology and information at the cutting edge of the field.

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the risks and benefits of ionizing radiation exposure to optimize clinical imaging protocols and minimize doses to members of the public and oneself.
  • Acquire and analyze quality control data to ensure proper functioning of all imaging instrumentation and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform high-quality diagnostic exams and therapeutic protocols within a multimodality framework, including PET and CT techniques.
  • Compound, evaluate, and administer radiopharmaceuticals and interventional pharmacologic agents utilizing best practices for aseptic technique and handling.
  • Exhibit professional behaviors that promote patient-centered care and collaboration within an interprofessional healthcare environment.
  • Propose advancements within the field of medical imaging as a result of active research and inquiry within the clinical setting.

The programs offered for the nuclear medicine technology major is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report.


Nuclear Medicine Lab Report

NMT lab

Tour the Nuclear Medicine Technology Lab, where students learn in an environment as advanced as the professional settings that await them. 

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