The spectrum of responsibilities for a nuclear medicine technologist (NMT) 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 NMT. The NMT 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 NMT in this ever-evolving field.
This document is intended to set forth the standards in important areas of the NMT’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 NMT and other healthcare professionals serving the patient in light of all of the facts of the individual case.
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