Program Description

Affiliated with Montefiore The University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This rewarding technology field involves collaboration and interactions with highly specialized people, the operation of sophisticated instruments, and excellent salaries. Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses radioactive isotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases.

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist prepares and administers the correct the radioisotope doses, positions the patients under the gamma camera and produces images that are then interpreted by a physician. BCC’s affiliated clinical sites include Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York Presbyterian, St. Barnabas Hospital, and St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt Medical Center. Under supervision, students perform scans of the liver, bone, brain, kidneys, and the heart and cardiovascular system. Several sites perform Position Emission Tomography. The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Upon the completion of the program at Bronx Community College, students are required to pass one of two national registry examinations to become identified as a Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist and to practice as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Further study in this field is possible in institutions offering a baccalaureate degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. The program articulates with New York City College of Technology and SUNY Empire State College. Visit the Transfer Planning web site for more information.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Nuclear Medicine procedures and core concepts through assessment provided by Mock Certification Exam.
  2. Demonstrate competence in a variety of routine Nuclear Medicine procedures.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency of radiation safety including:  radiation physics, radiation biology, instrumentation, quality control, and principles of ALARA.
  4. Exhibit skills in patient care including: interpersonal communication, obtaining pertinent medical history, basic skills in EKG and phlebotomy.
  5. Display a working knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals including: dosage administration, pediatric considerations, and decay principles.

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Graduate Outcomes Report

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Program Director: Professor Grace Tursi

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