• Nuclear Medicine Technology

    Worcester State University offers, in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 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.

    Students majoring in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, or natural science may pursue the concentration in nuclear medicine technology and follow the requirements for biology majors listed below.

    Requirements for a major in biology, concentration in nuclear medicine technology, (48 credits) are as follows:

    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

    The NMT program has enjoyed a consistent 100% board exam passing rate.

    Students must meet with the Worcester State University NMT coordinator in order to apply for admission to this program. 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
    Leo Nalivaika, MBA, CNMT, RT(N)
    UMass Memorial Healthcare
    Division of Nuclear Medicine