Nuclear Medicine Technologists

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Occupation Description

Nuclear medicine technologists administer, manage, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a diversity of radioisotope tools. They also prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be managed by radiologists. They subject patients to radiation, fulfil blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following normal laboratory practices.

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Associate's degree
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