Positron Emission Tomography Diploma

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with PET Technologist, to perform related PET radiopharmacy, procedures, and safety.

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform PET studies, including the use of PET/CT and PET/CT fusion. Past, present and future PET issues and studies will also be discussed.

Graduates may be eligible to take the registry examination given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Employment opportunities can be found in hospitals, freestanding PET centers and mobile PET companies.

Online Program

The PET program may be completed totally online with the exception of the clinical practice rotations, which are made available in the student’s geographic location through a joint effort facilitated by the student and the PET faculty.

Freestanding PET Centers
Mobile PET Companies

Intro to Positron Emission Tomography
Cross Sectional Anatomy
PET Procedures
PET Radiopharmaceuticals
PET Physics
PET Clinical I and II
PET Protection
PET Instrumentation
PET Topics

Students will demonstrate proficiency in providing patient care.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of and perform PET procedures according to protocol.
Students will identify radiopharmaceuticals and their uses in PET imaging.
Students will perform quality control procedures to ensure equipment function.
Students will demonstrate clinical reasoning and problem solving.
Students will demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with employer expectations.
Students will formulate the details of patient cases.
Students will prepare for the PET certification exam.

Diploma in Positron Emission Tomography
Certificate in Positron Emission Tomography
(Coursework completed online)