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Nuclear medicine technologist

Role and key duties

Nuclear medicine technologists use radioactive materials to diagnose physiological changes and treat diseases.

Duties may include: maintaining and operating equipment, such as gamma cameras and computing systems to acquire images, and to process and analyse patient data; preparing and administering radiopharmaceuticals as tracers to demonstrate the function of organs in the body; explaining procedures to patients and enquiring about previous diagnostic studies and medication, making sure they receive the correct preparation for the procedure; checking the patient's medical statusand making sure that the patient's comfort, privacy and safety needs during the procedure are met; giving findings of procedures to medical practitioners; and providing treatment for cancer patients.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of a Degree in Applied Science with a major in Medical Radiations, specialising in Nuclear Medicine.

Recommended qualification

Degree in Applied Science with a major in Medical Radiations, specialising in Nuclear Medicine.



Job Family

Health and allied health
Allied health is about the prevention, treatment and management of illness and ensuring the wellbeing of Victorians, young and old. Allied health professionals can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be hospital or community based.


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