The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is now collaborating with Rhode Island College to offer a bachelor of science in Medical Imaging with a concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
The BS in Medical Imaging program offered through Rhode Island College is a four-year program consisting of 2 and 1/2 years of general education and cognate courses taken at Rhode Island College followed by a 1 and 1/2 years of clinical education at Rhode Island Hospital.
The Nuclear Medicine clinical education program offers an 18 month, full-time, day program with both classroom-based and hands-on clinical education in the art and science of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Clinical education takes place at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A select number of students will attend clinic at The Miriam Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a major teaching hospital for Brown Medical School. Students will work in the hospital with physicians, radiology professionals and other members of the health care team.
Students who successfully complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology program are awarded a certificate from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Imaging and are then eligible to sit for the national certification examinations offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
A Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Computed Tomography is also offered through Rhode Island College to address the advances in nuclear medicine technology and the development of new hybrid equipment (PET/CT and SPECT/CT). This program educates and prepares students in this new area of fusion imaging, which has the ability to demonstrate organ function and anatomy simultaneously. It is available to students after they complete the BS in Medical Imaging with a concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology.