Nuclear medicine (NM) technologists use radioactive compounds to produce functional, molecular images and to treat many cancers. They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, imaging and research centers, commercial radiopharmacies, and nuclear research reactors. Nuclear medicine procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases and to tailor treatment regimens. The NM program includes two years of pre-requisite coursework and two years of professional coursework. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Nuclear Medicine. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge the nuclear medicine technology credentialing examinations administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
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Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: