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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is the profession that utilizes radiopharmaceuticals, scintillation cameras and computers to image and quantify various physiologic processes throughout the body. The nuclear medicine technologist administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients, positions them for images and operates the cameras and computers to produce the images and analyze the data. They have a detailed knowledge of radiation safety procedures, regulations and nuclear pharmacy. The images and data technologists obtain provide physicians with information on injuries and disease processes affecting organ function. In hospital and clinical settings, nuclear medicine technologists perform general, cardiac, and oncologic procedures on adult and pediatric patients

Our Mission

The Department Empowers Life by:

  • Educating students to be competent, professional, entry-level practitioners capable of assuming leadership roles in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Medical Dosimetry.
  • Educating imaging and therapy professionals through higher education, advanced continuing education and career advancement.
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity and policy development that enhances the educational process, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities to the University, the community and the professions that contribute to enhancing overall patient care. (Updated 2015-2020)

Effectiveness Data

  • Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report
  • Graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Dosimetry. Outcomes Report (2016 – 2020) 

Program Goals

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Nuclear Medicine Program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences will be able to

  • Demonstrate didactic and clinical competence in the patient care setting.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, written and non-verbal communication skills which result in effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families and other health professionals.
  • Provide responsible and ethical patient-centered care.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills utilizing evidence based medicine.
  • Demonstrate qualities required for lifelong personal and professional growth.

(Updated 2018)

Accrediting Body

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology(JRCNMT)

820 W Danforth Rd, #B1
Edmond, OK 73003

Phone: (405) 285-0546
Fax: (405) 285-0579

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Program Faculty

Contact Information

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Robin White, M.Ed., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Admissions Coordinator
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Phone: (405) 271-6477
Fax: (405) 271-1424