About the Profession

Nuclear Medicine Technologists are healthcare specialists who utilize their professional expertise in the administration of radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnosis, treatment, investigation of human disease, and molecular imaging. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) is responsible for calculating and administering dosages of radioactive pharmaceuticals and operating imaging gamma cameras or PET (Positron Emission Tomography) cameras. These cameras detect radioactivity emitted from the human body.

Nuclear medicine imaging is unique, because it provides doctors with information about both structure and function. It is a way to gather medical information that would otherwise be unavailable, require surgery, or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests.