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Nuclear Medicine Technologists perform or assist in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administer radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of Specialist Medical Practitioners.


  • receives referrals to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment
  • determines equipment and selects settings to provide the information requested by medical practitioners
  • calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes and settings of recording equipment
  • explains procedures to patients and answers queries about processes
  • ensures patient's welfare during procedures
  • positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
  • decides if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and selects images to show medical practitioners
  • conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.


  • stressful.

To become a Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Skills employers are looking for

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Medical Imaging

  • Communication Skills

  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

  • Time Management

  • Patient Care

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