Ohio university expands nuclear medicine program
The Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, is adding a 960-square-foot addition that is scheduled to be finished in November.

NMI started in Cleveland in 1966 and moved to Findlay in 1984. The new addition will help with patient transferring. “It’ll allow us to do patient transfers; moving patients to wheelchairs, to stretchers and to imaging tables,” Rick States, director of NMI, said.

Chuck Jiardina, a Findlay graduate with a degree in nuclear medicine technology, said the new addition might give students a better understanding of nuclear medicine because of the hands-on learning.

Findlay said NMI’s academic affiliates include: Owens Community College in Toledo; Kettering College of Medical Arts in Dayton, Ohio; Lakeland Community College in Willoughby, Ohio; and Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. Several Toledo hospitals are clinical affiliates.