**To share this story: Redesigned from certificate program, four-year degree meets industry’s demand; little-known profession has great opportunities for employment, salary, and service, program director says. Photo provided by Loma Linda University Health Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions has introduced a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine, expanding the program from a certificate in an effort to meet the needs of the industry that is increasingly seeking graduates of a four-year program. Nuclear medicine is a specialty that uses nuclear properties of radioactive and stable nuclides to make diagnostic evaluations of a body’s physiological conditions on a cellular level. Unlike an X-ray, which uses radiation to scan a body, nuclear medicine uses radiation from a person’s body to detect things on a microscopic level, such as tumors or abnormal vascular or cardiac function. The nuclear medicine program at the School of Allied Health Professions includes computed tomography (CT), which means graduates can also sit for the CT boards.
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