Certificate in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology - Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) certificate program provides an avenue for post-baccalaureate students who were unwilling or unable to pursue a second baccalaureate or an advanced degree.

The AMIT program was originally developed in 1964 as a Nuclear Medicine Technology program and offered both an associate and baccalaureate degree.  In 1996, the program became a baccalaureate only, multi-credential, diagnostic medical imaging program. The AMIT certificate was developed in 2003.

Applicants to our AMIT certificate program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution prior to program matriculation. It is highly recommended that the degree be in allied health, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics, nursing, or other medical related fields. If the applicant has not completed such a degree, it will be highly recommended that the applicant complete a set of courses or their equivalents with a C- or better in addition to their baccalaureate degree.

Upon acceptance to the advanced medical imaging technology professional education curriculum, you will combine classroom and clinical training to become competent in one medical imaging specialties. The imaging modalities available to study are: magnetic resonance imaging and/or nuclear medicine technology.

Upon completion of the professional curriculum, certificate students are eligible to sit for national board exams, a necessity in nearly all healthcare fields.  While passage of these examinations are up to ​you and therefore cannot be guaranteed by our program, it is our goal to supply you with the necessary level of training and experience to adequately prepare for these examinations.

Program Vision

The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program wishes to combine the needs of students, healthcare providers, the public and the University to cultivate a program for preparing competent, credentialed diagnostic medical imaging professionals. To bring the vision of this program to the greatest number of individuals, multiple points of entry, multiple means of departure, pathways for continuing one’s education, and pathways for meeting changing educational requirements of the profession need be established.

Nuclear Medicine Technology 

Nuclear medicine technology is a branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Mission Statement

It will be the goal of this program to produce competent, multi-skilled, imaging technologists. Graduates of this program will have obtained the level of didactic and clinical training necessary to meet eligibility requirements for national board examinations in their chosen modalities.

While passage of these examinations are up to the individual and therefore cannot be guaranteed by the program, it is the program’s goal to supply each graduate with the necessary level of training and experience to adequately prepare for these examinations.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Outcomes & Goals

  • The NMT curriculum will strive for a 100% retention rate of its nuclear medicine technology students.
  • Students who complete the NMT curriculum will pass the NMTCB or ARRT nuclear medicine technology exam on their first attempt at a rate that exceeds national averages.
  • Students who complete the NMT curriculum will either continue their education in MRI or find employment within 12 months of graduation.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their program of study.
  • Graduates are prepared for entry-level work in nuclear medicine technology.

Program Information

Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program graduates are employed in hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, and research facilities. Advancement in this field may involve promotion to supervisory and administrative positions, equipment and pharmaceutical sales, product support, and teaching.

Click on the following links for information regarding career paths.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Please click on the following link for Gainful Employment disclosure information: Gainful Employment Program Disclosure.

The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program has established clinical affiliation agreements throughout the Cincinnati Region.

Approved Clinical Sites for Nuclear Medicine:
Christ Hospital
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Mercy Health Partners |Anderson|Clermont|Fairfield|Jewish
St. Elizabeth Medical Center |Edgewood
TriHealth |Good Samaritan|Bethesda North
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cincinnati


Clinical Sites Under Review:
Dearborn County Hospital
Fort Hamilton Hospital
St. Elizabeth Medical Center |Florence|Fort Thomas
West Chester Hospital

*This is a listing of the current clinical affiliates of the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology - Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate program. Students will not rotate to every clinical site. The amount of time spent at each rotation may vary between individual sites. Site start times may vary between individual sites. 

 

Applicants to the AMIT certificate program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution prior to program matriculation.  This is a competitive process. Not all students will be accepted into the professional curriculum.

Program faculty consider the quality of the application, overall GPA, math and science GPA and an interview/project in the selection process.

You are not required to complete prerequisite work before applying to the professional education curriculum but all prerequisite work must be completed before beginning the professional education curriculum.

Students wishing to apply must have a 2.8 overall GPA or higher. No grades below C- in a math or science course are accepted.

Review the secondary admission application for additional information.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities. 

You can also visit the Notice of Non-Discrimination page for more information and contacts.

Upon acceptance to the advanced medical imaging technology professional education curriculum, you will combine classroom and clinical training to become competent in one medical imaging specialties. 

Due to the standards set forth by national accrediting agencies, professional curriculum students attend classes for 12 consecutive months (i.e., Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters).  Upon acceptance into the professional curriculum students will study one of the following imaging modalities; MRI or Nuclear Medicine.  Certificate students may also choose to study the second modality for an additional 12 month curriculum certificate if they so choose.

Acceptance into the professional education curriculum is competitive. (See secondary admissions below under the admissions information section.)

Review the program outline to access program curriculum(s) and more.

It is common for accrediting agencies to require programs to publish their graduation outcomes as a means of informing potential students and other stakeholders of a program's accomplishments.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Outcomes

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.

Nuclear Medicine Graduate Outcomes Report (2013-2017)

The above graduation outcomes represents the nuclear medicine technology curriculum. However, it does not reflect that nearly all of the nuclear medicine technology students begin the magnetic resonance imaging curriculum upon completion of their nuclear medicine studies and consequently, do NOT enter the workforce. These students are usually not seeking employment at this stage due to the time commitments of the magnetic resonance imaging curriculum.

Nuclear Medicine Program Effectiveness Data 2013-2017 (PDF)

Accreditation

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Nuclear Medicine Program Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology. (JRCNMT) evaluates programs using nationally-recognized standards, ensuring quality educational programs.

The AMIT nuclear medicine program is currently accredited by the JRCNMT, the next program review is scheduled for 2019.