Welcome from Dr. Pafford



Welcome to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

Dear Prospective Applicants,

Nuclear medicine is an integral part of radiology and has seen rapid growth in the last several years with continued development of targeted molecular therapies as well as advanced diagnostic imaging techniques and radiopharmaceuticals. Our program offers students unique clinical training experiences that only one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers can afford—including didactic instruction from clinical faculty and staff who are leaders in their field. We strive to uphold excellence in patient care, produce high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes, and contribute to the broader profession through research and engagement with professional societies. Our students are highly ambitious, talented individuals who are members of a cohort that spans nearly five decades. We are proud to welcome you and look forward to your contributions to the program and to the field of nuclear medicine.


Jenny Pafford, EdD, MS, CNMT

Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center