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Kristen Waterstram-Rich

Adjunct Faculty

Kristen Waterstram-Rich

Adjunct Faculty


BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology


Professor Waterstram-Rich is a certified nuclear medicine technologist. Since returning to RIT in 1983, Kristen has served in several different positions and is currently the interim associate dean for the CHST. She has co-authored several publications including a Curriculum Guide for Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine, and is the co-editor of the textbook Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT: Technology and Techniques, now in its 8th edition. In addition to publications, she has served on numerous national and international committees including a term as the president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section, a national organization with international membership. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, which accredits nuclear medicine technology programs throughout the US and has served as Chair and Exam Chair of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) which administers the professional certification exam for nuclear medical technologists. She has given presentations on various topics related to nuclear medicine, nuclear medicine education, and ethics in health care across the country and around the world. 

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Formal Presentation
Hogg,Peter, K.Waterstram-Rich, S. Dennan. “Technologistand Radiographer Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine - an InternationalPerspective.” World Federation of NuclearMedicine and Biology. Cape Town, South Africa. 19 Sept. 2010. Presentation.
Waterstram-Rich, Kristen; K. Hunt, C. Nielson. “Molecular Imaging.” World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology. Cape Town, South Africa. 21 Sept. 2010. Presentation.
Waterstram-Rich, Kristen; P. Hogg.” Report from InternationalNM Working Party.” Annual Congress ofthe European Association of Nuclear Medicine. Vienna, Austria. 11 Oct. 2010. Presentation.

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
Language is a systematic means or method of communicating ideas, events, or feelings. It is a combination of words or symbols used to encode and decode information. Medicine has a language to communicate information regarding the human body, its functions, diseases, tests, and procedures. This course explores the language of medicine, the rules of “language,” language mechanics that apply how to create words, define terms, and identify abbreviations. In addition to learning the fundamentals, the student will gain experience in writing, using the language of medicine, as well as interpreting that language into everyday English.