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