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Undergraduate programs

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Undergrad major

You’ve likely heard of an X-ray, CT scan or MRI. These are only a few tools to visualize what’s happening inside the body anatomically. Nuclear medicine is a branch of radiology that takes images for anatomical purpose and injects radiopharmaceuticals — radioactivity bound to biological molecules — that trace the function of a particular disease. Aligned with the anatomical images, radiopharmaceuticals provide more sensitive and detailed images to see the disease at the molecular and cellular level. This allows disease diagnosis in earlier stages and helps treat diseases more effectively. Radiopharmaceuticals are also used for high-precision cancer treatments. Nuclear medicine procedures are safe for the patient and the technologist.

Radiologic Science

Undergrad major

Radiologic Science is a broad term incorporating various professions that use technologies such as ultrasound, CTs and MRIs to diagnose or treat patients. These professions require the ability to acquire technical skills and understanding while also developing excellent communication abilities to work with patients and healthcare team members from diverse backgrounds.

Areas of study

Radiation Therapy emphasis

Combine high-precision treatment and empathetic support to help cancer patients.

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Radiologic Technology emphasis

Radiologic Technicians use these techniques to diagnose diseases like cancer, detect broken bones or find foreign objects in the body.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography with General/Vascular emphasis

Sonographers use ultrasound, or high-frequency sound waves, to identify and diagnose diseases in body organs and tissues.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography with Echocardiography emphasis

On the Echocardiography/Vascular track, you’ll learn to use ultrasound imaging to help diagnose heart problems.  

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Graduate programs

Medical Dosimetry

Graduate degree

Occupational Therapy

Graduate degree

Physical Therapy

Graduate degree Doctorate degree

Physician Assistant Studies

Graduate degree UWL collaborates with three local medical facilities to provide an accredited two year Physician Assistant (PA) program.

Featured courses

  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy
    NMT 314 | 1 credit
    This course revisits anatomy specifically from an imaging perspective. Students will learn to identify normal and abnormal structures on CT and MRI scans and locate topographic landmarks on diagnostic and simulation images. Prerequisite: BIO 313 with a grade of "C" or better. Students with credit in RT 421 cannot earn credit in NMT 314. Offered Fall.
  • Medical Ethics and Health Administration
    NMT 344 | 2 credits
    This course will focus on medical ethics, diversity, inclusive excellence, as they pertain to the profession of imaging sciences. We will also have a full review of the health information systems that support the technologist in their role in taking care of patients. Prerequisite: admitted into one of the NMT or RS programs. Offered Spring.
  • Pathophysiology
    RT 310 | 4 credits
    This course focuses on the pathophysiologic disorders that affect healthy systems across the life span. Theories of disease causation are introduced. Areas of emphasis include cellular and systemic responses, clinical manifestations and the response of tissue to radiation damage. Acquired, immune, infectious, carcinogenic and genetic alterations in body systems are included. Prerequisite: BIO 312, BIO 313; admission to RT. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall.
  • Physics for Nuclear and Radiological Sciences
    PHY 134 | 4 credits
    This course is an introductory study of physics concepts using algebra and trigonometry, designed for nuclear and radiological science students. Topics include kinematics, vectors, Newton's laws of motion, circular motion, energy, momentum, waves, electric forces and fields, electric potential, and magnetic fields. Wherever possible, applications to medical fields are discussed. Note: This class is specifically designed for students in the Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiologic Science programs. Lect. 3, Disc 1. Offered Annually.

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