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 Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

​​​​​​​​​Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses small amounts of radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat disease.

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a highly specialized health care professional that combines a strong background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer technology with quality patient care to assess both the function and structure of the organ being analyzed.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Marshfield Medical Center, which is part of Marshfield Clinic Health System:

  • Provides didactic training that encompasses Nuclear Medicine procedures, patient care, radiation physics, radiation safety, radiation biology, quality assurance, instrumentation, and computers.

  • Provides a clinical setting where students can apply their didactic knowledge with team building, critical thinking, and effective communication skills.

  • Instills professional behaviors that are consistent with the delivery of humanistic patient care.

  • Supports the mission of Marshfield Clinic Health System by preparing students to be clinically competent to assist in enriching lives through accessible, affordable and compassionate health care.

  • Additonally, qualified interns may participate in the Diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) Training Program while enrolled in the NMT Program.

In coordination with Siemens Medical Solutions, qualified graduates from the Marshfield Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Technology Program may interview for an additional 12-month paid internship at either Hoffman Estates, IL (SPECT/CT) or Knoxville, TN (PET/CT). This internship may include acceptance and performance testing of SPECT/CT or PET/CT systems, creating and testing of clinical protocols, and system troubleshooting.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by the program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the Graduate Achievement Report button on the right-hand side of this page.

Accreditation

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and the Nuclear Medicine Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). In addition, The Joint Commission accredits Marshfield Medical Center.

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