Nuclear Medicine Technology : Overview

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Contact Information

Nuclear Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
105 Parker Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3007

Phone: 716.838.5889, ext. 115
Fax: 716.838.4918
Web Address:
Paul Kostyniak
Elpida Crawford
Program Director


The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program (BS) is offered by the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and is supported in part by the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Please direct inquiries to Elpida Crawford.

Nuclear medicine technology is a health-related profession concerned with use of radioactive materials for diagnostic, therapeutic, and research purposes. Nuclear medicine is one of the diagnostic imaging modalities. Although the scope of nuclear medicine technology is not limited to organ imaging, that is one of the major aspects of the work. It is a highly technical profession with a lot of patient interaction. The nuclear medicine technologist works very closely with the nuclear medicine physician, radiologist or cardiologist. There is a demand for well-trained nuclear medicine technologists. Jobs are available in hospitals, outpatient imaging centers and offices and commercial equipment and radiopharmaceutical companies.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program prepares students for entry-level positions as staff technologists. Each student receives a solid foundation in all routine nuclear medicine procedures. Students who complete the program are eligible to take national certification examinations in nuclear medicine technology. The graduates of this Program have a very high first time pass rate on the certification exams. Outcomes data on the Program graduates can be found on the SMBS Department of Nuclear Medicine website.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:18:23 EDT