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.
All applicants must complete the PSB-HOAE exam.
The DMIN program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee of Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
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Joanne Metler, Coordinator
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2207L, (630) 942-3065
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
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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.