Health Professions Programs

Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Bachelor of Science Program at Indiana University School of Medicine is the only program in Indiana dedicated to training future technologists in nuclear medicine. This 22-month program enables graduates to comprehend and evaluate patient information in order to administer the appropriate amount of radioactive drugs to patients during imaging. In addition to clinical training, students pursue original research and can pursue a study abroad experience.

What is nuclear medicine?

Nuclear medicine is a branch of imaging sciences that uses small amounts of radioactive to examine internal organ function. Nuclear medicine technologists image physiological processes in the body by administering radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then following the radioactivity uptake throughout the body.

The pathway and collection of radioactivity within the patient’s body can help to diagnose pathological conditions as well as treat those conditions.

What is a nuclear medicine technologist?

Nuclear medicine technologists are members of a health care team who perform diagnostic and therapeutic examinations using radiopharmaceuticals. These technologists are educated in anatomy, physiology, radionuclides, radiation protection and basic patient care.

Nuclear medicine technologists perform specialized tests, examinations and treatments with radiopharmaceuticals using a combination of imaging sciences equipment.

Quick Facts

This program offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nuclear medicine technology.

The program consists of 65 credit hours of professional courses.

For the past ten years, 100 percent of students have passed their boards after program completion.

Yes. Along with a BS in nuclear medicine technology, students can also earn certification in computerized tomography (CT).

Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty

The Nuclear Medicine Program is one of three undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Learn more about the additional faculty that support these programs.


Learn how those who have earned undergraduate degrees in medical imaging, nuclear medicine or radiography have excelled in their careers following graduation.

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Program Leadership

Cybil Nielsen, MBA

Cybil Nielsen, MBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiologic & Imaging Sciences