PET Scope of Practice

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a medical technology that utilizes sealed and unsealed positron-emitting radioactive materials for diagnostic and research purposes. PET instrumentation may be combined with computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, or other modalities to generate attenuation correction for PET and produce three-dimensional images with or without contrast (adjunctive medications) to enhance the evaluation of physiological processes at a molecular level.

This document is intended to set forth the standards in important areas of the PET 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 PET nuclear medicine technologist and other health care professionals serving the patient in light of all of the facts of the individual case. 

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