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Updated NMT Scope of Practice and Performance Standards

November 9, 2016

Minimal changes were made to the NMT Scope of Practice and Performance Standards approved in September 2016. The main change is clarification of SNMMI-TS support of the NMTCB(CT) credential. Lines 57-66 now read:

A certified nuclear medicine technologist is an individual who is registered or certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), and/or any other certification board accepted by your state or institution. A certified nuclear medicine technologist is qualified to perform general nuclear medicine procedures, nuclear medicine therapy, nuclear cardiology procedures, nuclear breast procedures, positron emission tomography (PET) procedures, and CT attenuation correction and localization at entry level. An advanced certification in CT through the NMTCB, ARRT, CAMRT, and/or any other certification board accepted by your state or institution qualifies a certified nuclear medicine technologist to perform diagnostic CT.

Efforts are currently underway to include MRI in future revisions of the NMT Scope of Practice and Performance Standards.