ACADEMICS

  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

    Requirements for a Major in Biology, Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology:
    48 credits
    Worcester State University offers, in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT), administered by a program advisory committee and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

    Nuclear medicine is a study of techniques developed in hospitals, particularly in radiology, pathology and internal medicine departments. These techniques are used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Students interested in being considered candidates for admission to the program should contact either the program coordinator or the nominating committee as early in their college career as possible. The program is limited to a relatively small number of students.

    Prerequisites for the program include successful completion of:

    • BI 161 & BI 162 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
    • CH 120 & CH 121 General Chemistry I and II
    • MA 190 Precalculus
    • PY 221 & PY 222 General Physics I and II or
    • PY 241 & PY 242 Physics I, II
    Technical specialty courses of the NMT Program are:
    • Introduction and Hospital Orientation (no credit)
    • BI 252 Radiation Biology
    • BI/PY 451 & BI/PY 452 Nuclear Instrumentation I and II
    • BI 461, BI 462, BI 463, & BI 464 NMT Clinical Practicum I, II, III and IV
    • BI/CH 453 Radiopharmaceuticals
    • BI/CH 465 & BI/CH 466 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology I and II

    Students majoring in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Natural Science may pursue the Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
     
    Requirements for a Major in Natural Science, Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology:
    (See program description under Biology.)
    Students must meet with the Worcester State University NMT coordinator in order to apply for admission to this program.

    The NMT program has had favorable outcomes in the past as well as in 2013, with a 100% board exam passing rate.
     
    Prospective students should contact one or both of the following for further information:
     
    Frank Lamelas, Ph.D.
    WSU Associate Professor of Physics & NMT Coordinator
    ST 410-K
    508-929-8553
    flamelas@worcester.edu
     
    Leo Nalivaika, MBA, CNMT, RT(N)
    UMass Memorial Healthcare
    Division of Nuclear Medicine
    774-443-2649
    leo.nalivaika@umassmemorial.org