Sharon Updike

Medical Physics Consultants, Inc

Sharon is a nuclear medical physicist with over 20 years’ experience in the nuclear medicine field. She began working at MPC in January 2006. Her areas of expertise include nuclear medicine and PET imaging, and radiation safety.

Sharon earned an Associate in General Studies from Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan in May 1999, and a Bachelor in Business from Baker College, Jackson, Michigan in 2000. She has been a board certified nuclear medicine technologist (CNMT) since 1992. In December 2010, she completed a Master of Science in Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State University. Sharon obtained board certification in nuclear medical physics from the American Board of Radiology in May 2016.

She is a radiation safety officer at several hospitals and nuclear medicine clinics and she serves as a member of several Radiation Safety Committees. She is actively involved in our Yttrium-90 Microsphere program. Sharon is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Currently, she serves on the Central Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Board of Governors.

Sharon has extensive experience in gamma camera acceptance testing and TJC and ACR accreditation testing (including PET). She has also assisted many facilities obtain nuclear medicine accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Sharon has experience teaching nuclear medicine physics and radiation safety to radiology residents and technologists.

Future interests and projects include developing and implementing online education to satisfy the continuing education needs of the nuclear medicine community.


MHP Oregon State University