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Positron Emission Tomography Certificate

The Positron Emission Tomography Certificate (PET) within the School of Medical Imaging Sciences is a distance education program with a clinical internship component consisting of 700 hours. The Positron Emission Tomography Certificate (PET) prepares students to practice competently and effectively as medical imaging professionals in diverse healthcare environments. The academic and clinical foundation in the curriculum develops graduates with professional flexibility and adaptability to assume prominent roles and responsibilities after graduation in both career and scholarly pursuits. Click here to request program information.

The fulfillment of our mission and goals through an integrated curriculum ensures students attain the following learning outcomes:

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  • Obtain a level of clinical competence appropriate for an entry-level medical imaging professional.
  • Possess critical thinking skills to adapt to changing clinical environments and patient needs.
  • Exhibit professionalism through consistent ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate communication skills for effective communication with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.

Upon completion of the core and required specialization courses, the following credential will be awarded: Positron Emission Tomography Certificate

Credits: 18
Duration: 2 semesters

Curriculum

PET400Orientation to Positron Emission Tomography1 Credit
PET406PET Applications3 Credits
PET408Physics and Instrumentation3 Credits
PET420Radiopharmacology3 Credits
PET424Quality Control and Protection3 Credits
PET421Clinical Practice5 Credits

Plan of Study

Semester 1
Orientation to PET1 Credit
PET Applications3 Credits
Radiopharmacology3 Credits
7 Credits
Semester 2
Physics and Instrumentation3 Credits
Quality Control and Protection3 Credits
Clinical Practice5 Credits
11 Credits

Positron Emission Tomography Certificate (PET) Program Application Requirements:

Program Admission Requirements