Technologists

Welcome to the New Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section, providing you access to everything you need on the SNMMI website in one place.

2018 SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy Application - NOW AVAILABLE! 

The SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy is the centerpiece of SNMMI-TS leadership development strategy. The Academy actively works on building a team of 15-20 technologists, per year, who have demonstrated leadership abilities and engagement at the national/chapter level.

Gain knowledge in fundamental leadership techniques from professionally recognized leadership groups and current SNMMI-TS leadership. Submit your application today.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 2016: Quality, Safety, and Dose Optimization

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 2016: Quality, Safety, and Dose Optimization offers comprehensive coverage of myocardial perfusion imaging, with particular focus on ways to improve quality, increase safety, and reduce radiation burden. Written by experienced nuclear medicine technologists and physicians, this is an easy-to-use reference that will give new insights to even the most tenured technologists.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2. Patient Preparation and Education
Chapter 3. Stress Testing
Chapter 4. Radiopharmaceuticals
Chapter 5. Quality Control
Chapter 6. Imaging Protocols
Chapter 7. Acquisition
Chapter 8. Processing
Chapter 9. Artifacts
Chapter 10. Basic Interpretation
Chapter 11. Future of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

 


SNMMI Members: Download your free digital copy. | Purchase a print copy of this book.  | Purchase this book with CE credit.

Continuing Education

SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of technologists in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, as well as providing them with continuing education credit opportunities. SNMMI is an ARRT-recognized conitinuing education mechanism (RCEEMs) provider through the Society's Verification Of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program.   

View SNMMI Educational Programs for Technologists


SNMMI Technologist-Focused Webinars

Introducing a new member-benefit. Stay on top of the latest trends and advancements in the profession with quarterly technologist-focused webinars—free for SNMMI-TS members.

More information and Register for SNMMI-TS Webinars »


PET Online Review Workshop

The PET Online Review Workshop is designed to help prepare technologists for the NMTCB's PET Exam. Following the NMTCB's content outline, the workshop offers a comprehensive review of both PET and PET/CT.

Learn more and sign up for the PET Online Review Workshop

 

 

Scope of Practice

The spectrum of responsibilities for a nuclear medicine technologist varies widely across the United States. Practice components presented in this document provide a basis for establishing the areas of knowledge and performance for the nuclear medicine technologist. The nuclear medicine technologist must be in compliance with all federal, state, and institutional guidelines, including proper documentation of initial and continued competency in those practices and activities.

Continuing education is a necessary component in maintaining the skills required to perform all duties and tasks of the nuclear medicine technologist in this ever-evolving field.

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist Scope of Practice and Performance Standards document is intended to set forth the standards in important areas of the nuclear medicine technologist’s responsibilities.  It may not cover all areas which may present themselves in actual practice.  These standards do not supersede the judgment of the individual nuclear medicine technologist and other healthcare professionals serving the patient in light of all of the facts of the individual case.  THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING AND THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST SECTION DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM USE OF THESE DOCUMENTS.

NMT Scope of Practice and Performance Standards - Approved September 2016

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Career Opportunities

Visit SNMMI's Career Center.

The nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists are highly specialized healthcare professionals who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Some of the technologist’s primary responsibilities are to: Prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals and to administer adjunctive medications in order to perform patient imaging procedures using sophisticated instrumentation; Process data and enhance digital images using advanced computer technology; Provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation; and Evaluate new procedures for appropriateness in specific clinical settings and patient populations.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section as part of the SNMMI, is constantly striving to make a difference in the way nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists receive academic and continuing education as well as information concerning new procedures, technologies and equipment. Research has been a vital part of SNMMI-TS activities for many years, as has monitoring federal regulation and influencing decisions that affect the practice of nuclear medicine.

In addition to providing discussion forums and publishing journals, newsletters and books, SNMMI-TS also sponsors international meetings and workshops designed to increase the competencies of nuclear medicine practitioners and to promote new scientific advances. The activities of the SNMMI-TS National Council of Representatives, volunteer committee members, and staff focus on improving the quality of care for the patients served by technologists around the world.

Learn more about Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologists. Click here to learn more about the resources available to our Student Technologist Members.

 

  • July 20, 2017SNMMI Technologist Section Announces 2017 Award Winners

    The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) recognized contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held June 10-14. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role that SNMMI-TS members play in advancing the discipline of nuclear medicine technology.
    (Press Release)

  • July 19, 2017Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

    Findings, reported Wednesday, mark a first peek at a huge study under way to help determine if Medicare should start paying for specialized PET scans that find a hallmark of Alzheimer's — a sticky plaque called amyloid.For now, in addition to people who qualify for the IDEAS study, the Alzheimer's Association and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging say unusually young dementia patients, younger than 65, also might be candidates for a PET scan. The scans shouldn't be used as a screening tool for people without symptoms or who worry they're at risk. Nor are they for people who can be diagnosed by standard means, or to determine disease severity.
    (SNMMI in the News)

  • July 17, 2017CMS Proposes 2018 Payment Rules for Outpatient Hospital Procedures and Physicians

    CMS's proposals and an initial assessment of them.
    (Government Relations News)

  • July 13, 2017Reducing the Regulatory Burden - SNMMI Comments to CMS

    In response to the Administration’s request for recommendations on how to reduce the regulatory burden on physicians SNMMI summited the attached letter making several recommendations such as using specialty-specific quality measures and rewarding physicians with additional training and expertise for their work.
    (Government Relations News)

Spotlight

SNMMI-TS Member Only Webinar:
“The Importance of Advocacy to the Nuclear Medicine Professional”

July 27, 2017 | 3:00 pm ET
Speaker: Lynne Roy, MBA, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS

Objectives:

  • To understand the factors that affect the Nuclear Medicine Profession
  • To learn about the activities of the SNMMI’s Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • To understand the importance of involvement in technologist advocacy

 

This webinar is free of charge, and available exclusively for SNMMI-TS members.



 

1.0 VOICE Credit Available.