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School of Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Northwestern Memorial School of Nuclear Medicine Technology provides students with a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills and the opportunity for some of the finest clinical experiences. Each year approximately 20,000 imaging procedures and over 5,000 cardiac stress imaging procedures are performed by the sections of nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology.

The 12-month program begins in September. To ensure individual instruction, Northwestern Memorial reserves the right to limit the class size.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology. They can be reached at (405) 285-0546.

With Northwestern Memorial's state-of-the-art facility, students are taught with the most advanced technological and diagnostic equipment available, including:

  • 1 Siemens Biograph TruePoint PET/CT
  • 1 Siemens Symbia TruePoint SPECT/CT
  • 7 Siemens Dual-Head Ecam Cameras
  • 1 Siemens Single-Head Ecam Camera
  • 2 Hologic Densitometers

Our experienced instructional staff includes:

  • 3 Board-certified physicians
  • 17 technologists
  • Radiochemist
  • 2 Physicists
  • 3 Nurses
  • Administrative and support staff

Outcome Data - Student Graduation Rate

Year of Graduation Number Enrolled Number Graduated
Graduation Rate
 2005  12  12  100%
 2006  12  12  100%
 2007  12  11  91.7%
 2008  12  12  100%
 2009  12  12  100%
 2010  12  11   91.7%
 2011  12  12  100%
 2012  10   8    80%
2013  6  5 83.3%

Outcome Data - Certification Exam Pass Rates

Year of Graduation 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of Examinees
ARRT/NMTCB
3/11 6/10 3/11 5/11 3/10 0/12 0/11 0/12 0/8 0/5
Overall Board Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Mission Statement

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an academic medical center where the Patient Comes First. The quality of our services is enhanced through the integration with education and research in an environment that encourages excellence of practice, critical inquiry and learning.

The School of Nuclear Medicine Technology dedicates itself to providing and promoting academic and clinical excellence that ensures high quality instruction that ultimately contributes to the delivery of quality patient care.

The curriculum is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of continued learning and rewarding careers, and it helps students become leaders in the nuclear medicine community. Our goal is to continually nurture education, research and healthcare delivery, and we evaluate our progress regularly.

Contact

School of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 950
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312-926-6609

Last UpdateMarch 19, 2014
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