Career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist

in India

Nuclear medicine is used to treat cancers. Nuclear Medicine Technologists are specially trained healthcare professionals who manage & operate various medical equipments used in the diagnosis & treatment of tumours. They assist surgeons, physicians as well as nurses in successfully conducting diagnosing tests or operative procedures. They also support patients throughout the procedures. “Radiopharmaceuticals”, aka ‘nuclear medicine’ or ‘radionuclide therapy’ can also be used to treat conditions such as hyperthyroidism, blood disorders, cardiac disease, endocrine & neurological disorders etc., apart from cancerous tumours.


Why become a Nuclear Medicine Technologist?

Are you really interested in detecting life-threatening conditions of patients? You know, as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist your inputs can be very valuable and you would handle tasks that would sometimes be critical too. You would be part of a vital process and your knowledge & skills would help save a patient’s life. Is your guilty pleasure watching hospital dramas? Do you secretly admire ‘Private Practice’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ or shows like these? Well, your work place may or may not have a ‘McSteamy’! You, as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist however, can still absolutely be a part of such a fast-paced setting, in a hospital or a laboratory. Read on and find out who Nuclear Medicine Technologists are, what they do and how to become one.

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