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Nuclear medicine uses biological tracers combined with radioactive material to produce images that help diagnose and manage disease. As a specialized branch of non-invasive diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine stands out for its ability to detect subtle changes in the body’s function, allowing early detection of a wide range of disorders.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: blended

  • This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

About the program

BCIT’s highly regarded Nuclear Medicine Technology program is the only one of its kind in BC. Our quality instructors and in-hospital clinical training prepare students to start their careers the moment they graduate.

  • A continuous 24-month, full-time, diploma program
  • On-campus lectures and labs provide the fundamentals of nuclear medicine and patient care
  • Clinical experiences at nuclear medicine facilities in BC

To learn more about BCIT’s Nuclear Medicine Diploma program, visit Program Details.

Who it’s for

This program is for individuals who:

  • Have a high school diploma or higher level of education
  • Have demonstrated a strong aptitude for sciences
  • Want to work directly with patients as part of a collaborative healthcare team
  • Thrive in an innovative, technical, and caring environment
  • Are interested in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Have manual dexterity to work with sensitive material and equipment

Does this sound like you? See Entrance Requirements to find out if this program is a good fit for you.

What grads can do

Our grads are an integral part of patient care. See Graduating and Jobs to learn what a future in nuclear medicine looks like.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Our graduates work

Our grads work in hospital nuclear medicine departments, performing diagnostic imaging for a diverse group of patients. It’s a challenging, hands-on environment. We make sure you graduate with everything needed to thrive and provide the best diagnostic procedures and patient care possible.

Career opportunities

Grads write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam to earn their Registered Technologist Nuclear Medicine (RTNM) designation.

Nuclear medicine grads can find work as nuclear medicine technologists in the field of medical radiation sciences. Annual full-time salaries start at approximately $52,000. Our grads support patients from all walks of life in various stages of health, including patients who:

  • Are hospitalized or bedridden
  • Range in ages from infant to seniors
  • Are in various stages of disease diagnosis and treatment

Keep learning

Enhance your education through post-diploma part-time studies in Health Leadership, Radiation Therapy, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

The Nuclear Medicine faculty are known for their skills, expertise, and dedication to student learning. Our instructors are all CAMRT certified technologists and many remain active in the profession.

Joe Cortese, BSc, CRPA (R)Portrait of Joe Cortesse

Instructor, Nuclear Medicine
Tel: 604-451-6993

More about Joe Cortese

Bryce GillmanPortrait of Bryce Gilman

Instructor, Nuclear Medicine
Tel: 604-456-8118

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Kristy Owen, RTNMPortrait of Kristy Owens

Program Head, Nuclear Medicine
Tel: 604-432-8303

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Louise Rimanic, RTNMPortrait of Louise Rimanic

Instructor, Nuclear Medicine
Tel: 604-451-7030

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Thomas Wong, BSc, RTNMPortrait of Thomas Wong

Program Head, Nuclear Medicine
Tel: 604-456-8138

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