Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine (DMIN) is the scientific and clinical discipline involving the diagnostic and therapeutic use of radionuclides. Simply put, nuclear medicine specialists help treat disease and image the body.
In the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine (DMIN) program, students learn the skills necessary to produce high-quality diagnostic images of patients. Nuclear medicine students are instructed to deliver compassionate patient care; abstract data from patient records; prepare, calculate and administer radiopharmaceuticals; operate scanning equipment; perform computer acquisitions; analyze patient studies; and assist the physician when necessary.
The curriculum for this 15-month program includes clinical nuclear medicine, nuclear medicine procedures, nuclear physics, radiation detection with imaging and non-imaging instrumentation, radiation safety, radiation biology, radioactive material regulations, radiopharmacy, positron emission tomography, computer applications and patient care.
The student also spends three days a week at the clinical affiliate and two days a week at the college.
The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) is the only programmatic accrediting agency recognized to accredit nuclear medicine technologist educational programs offered through traditional and distance education formats in the United States and its territories.
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.
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Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiography Programs at COD
COD trains students to meet the demands for skilled medical imaging technologists with a comprehensive Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiography curriculum. DMIR at College of DuPage includes Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.
Pathophysiology Panorama Video
More than 70 students from the COD Diagnostic Medical Imaging programs in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine and Sonography will display posters and other media featuring a variety of diseases and pathologies that have been detected using various imaging modalities.
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