Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT)

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive substances using a variety of equipment to perform diagnostic tests on patients.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals, physician’s offices and clinics. They are trained to perform diagnostic studies on patients under the supervision of a physician. Nuclear medicine technologists work with imaging equipment such as gamma cameras and are skilled in using radioactive substances in the human body to obtain pictures of organs, tissues, and other areas. They keep records and reports of studies and procedures. They interact with patients and physicians on a regular basis. Nuclear medicine technologists usually work 40 hours a week and may need to work evenings or weekends.

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