Nuclear Medicine

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. 

Accreditation Status

The DMIN program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee of Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

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Contact Information


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
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    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

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Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiography Programs at COD

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Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiography Programs

COD trains students to meet the demands for skilled medical imaging technicians with a comprehensive Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiography curriculum. DMIR at College of DuPage includes Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.

Pathophysiology Panorama Video

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10th Annual Pathophysiology Panorama

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.

Spotlight

  • Alex Brock

    Alex BrockNuclear Medicine

    “College of DuPage has been immensely helpful from the beginning. I found something I have a passion for and can excel in. Being at COD is so much more than just taking a class."

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  • Andrzej Moniuszko

    Andrzej MoniuszkoNuclear Medicine

    After realizing this fast-evolving field requires constant studying, Andrzej Moniuszko co-wrote "Nuclear Medicine Technology Study Guide: A Technologist's Review for Passing Board Exams."

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