Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 102 (AAS)

Does the medical world intrigue you? Are you ready to respond to a higher calling? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just twenty-four months with a Nuclear Medicine Technology degree. A highly-sophisticated and focused degree that plays an important role in the diagnostic evaluation of the human body; you’ll develop skills to measure, administer and image radioactive materials. These materials, called tracers, are used to perform system and organ function studies. Nuclear Medicine can assist in making treatment decisions and in some cases provide therapy doses to treat disease. You’ll also develop skills to acquire, store, analyze data, and assure that radioactive material and dose records are kept correctly.

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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 102 (AAS)


Brett Peterson, CNMT, BS
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Brett began teaching at Southeast Tech in 2008. He holds a CNMT certification through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Before teaching Brett took the education he received in Nuclear Medicine from Southeast Tech and worked in hospitals on both the East and West Coast, before returning to the Midwest.  

About his teaching philosophy Brett states “I push and encourage students to reach their full potential to be the best they can be. As future health care workers, I tell the students that they should treat every patient as if they are a loved family member.”
“As an educator, I think of myself like a coach, I will provide my students with the playbook(materials and resources) they need to be successful, but it is up to them to study the playbook.”

Brett’s hobbies and interests include spending time with family, snowboarding, golf, challenging exercise and traveling to new places.

Education: CNMT; BS, Bellevue University; AAS, Southeast Tech
Doug Warner, CNMT, MEd
Program Director/Instructor
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Doug is a nuclear medicine instructor and program director. He began teaching at Southeast Tech in 2004 and became the director of the program in 2007.

Doug is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).  He has been a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging since 1992.
He has 12 years of nuclear medicine experience with Sanford Health, which includes the following experience:
• Extensive patient care experience
• Scanning patients using General Electric gamma camera equipment
• Preceptor for Southeast Tech students every year for 10 years
• Has a broad range of experience with performing many types and multiple numbers of nuclear procedures, including therapies
Doug was honored as the 2008 Southeast Tech Teacher of the Year.

Education: MEd, South Dakota State University; BS, Bellevue University; CNMT, AAS, Southeast Tech





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