Department of Nuclear Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
105 Parker Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3007
Phone: 716.838.5889, ext. 135
Web Address: medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate.html
Egon W. Fast
Nuclear medicine technology is a health-related profession concerned with use of radioactive materials for diagnostic, therapeutic, and research purposes. Nuclear medicine is one of the diagnostic imaging modalities. Although the scope of nuclear medicine
technology is not limited to organ imaging, that is one of the major aspects of the work. It is a highly technical profession with a lot of patient interaction. The nuclear medicine technologist works very closely with
the nuclear medicine physician, radiologist or cardiologist. There is a demand for well-trained nuclear medicine technologists. Jobs are available in hospitals, outpatient imaging centers and offices and commercial
equipment and radiopharmaceutical companies.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program prepares students for entry-level positions as staff technologists. Each student receives a solid foundation in all routine nuclear medicine procedures. Students who complete
the program are eligible to take national certification examinations in nuclear medicine technology. The graduates of this Program have a very high first time pass rate on the certification exams. Outcomes data on the
Program graduates can be found on the SMBS Department of Nuclear Medicine website.