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The first consensus statement concerned professional qualifications needed to operate PET-CT equipment: "Any registered radiographer with the credential R.T.(R), registered radiation therapist with the credential R.T.(T), or registered nuclear medicine technologist
with the credentials R.T.(N) or certified nuclear medicine technologist
(CNMT) may operate PET-CT equipment after obtaining appropriate additional education and training, and demonstrating competency." (2) Instead of requiring technologists to become dually certified, the group recommended that multiple pathways be created to educate and train qualified individuals to operate the hybrid equipment.
You may have been a nuclear medicine technologist
, but now you are on the faculty of your university's nuclear medicine program and need education information.
The book is written with the nuclear medicine technologist
in mind and would make a good addition to a department's library.
Reid Wilke, B.S., R.T.(N), CNMT, is a nuclear medicine technologist
with Cardiovascular Consultants of Nevada in Las Vegas.
- Staffing: job outlook and annual salary for Radiologic and MRI Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Nuclear medicine technologists
were recently ranked among the top 25 amazing healthcare support jobs of 2017 by a US publication.
The nuclear medicine team is multi-disciplinary with radiographic department assistants, assistant practitioners, nuclear medicine technologists
, medical physicists, clinical scientists, booking co-coordinators, diagnostic radiographers and radiotherapists.
But nuclear medicine technologists
($71,000) had median annual wages that were higher than the median for all occupations.
The present study was planned to find out the radiation exposure to nuclear medicine technologists
from radioactive patients who have gone through different diagnostic techniques.
With a two-year community-college degree, air-traffic controllers can make $113,547, radiation therapists $76,627, dental hygienists $70,408, nuclear medicine technologists
$69,638, nuclear technicians $68,037, registered nurses $65,853 and fashion designers $63,170, the online website CareerBuilder.com reported in January.
A future in which nuclear medicine technologists
don't have to wonder if they'll have the radiopharmaceuticals they need to perform procedures for patients and one that emphasizes genetics and targeted therapies is attainable.
An advanced practice role for nuclear medicine technologists
has been under development by the SNM Technologist Section for several years.
(22) A recent study showed a high level of interest in an advanced practice career pathway for nuclear medicine technologists
. An SNM physician survey revealed a positive response overall to the development of an advanced practice role in the specialty.
 Of all of the health care professions measured, physical therapists, occupational therapists and nuclear medicine technologists
have the highest vacancy rates; and