Technologists

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

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.

 

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.   

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New! 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

New! NCT Online Review Workshop

The NCT (Nuclear Cardiology Technologist) Online Review Workshop is designed to prepare technologists for the NMTCB's NCT Exam.  The course reviews the NMTCB's nuclear cardiology examination content specifications.

Learn more and sign up for the NCT Online Review Workshop

 

Leadership Academy

The academy will be a two-day course with an assemblage of current SNMMI-TS Leadership, key members of the SNMMI-TS, and SNMMI Staff who have dedicated themselves to improving SNMMI-TS achievement in the Nuclear Medicine and related fields. Lectures will be complimented with team building exercises which will enhance networking opportunities. Each lecture will consider a different aspect of leadership and will be led by technologists or keynote speakers with an intimate knowledge of the subject. The overall goal is to assemble a group of SNMMI-TS Leaders who understand the crucial role of leadership development and who are eager to begin the path to SNMMI-TS Leadership and organizational success. Once again this year, the SNMMI-TS will be accepting applications from student technologists. The SNMMI-TS will be admitting 5-7 student applicants into the academy this year.

Learn more.

The 2016 Academy Application deadline is September 18, 2015. The 2016 Student Application deadline is October 26, 2015. 

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

Currently Accepting Applications:

 

2016 PDEF Mickey Williams Technologist Minority Scholarship

These scholarships support a minority pursuing a two- or four-year degree in nuclear medicine. This scholarship honors the memory of Mickey Williams, a past SNMMI-TS president who immigrated to the United States from Jamaica. Two winners will be selected; these awards are made possible by the Professional Development and Education Fund (PDEF).

Learn more and submit your application.
Deadline: September 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET (Midnight)
Program Director Evaluation Deadline: October 27, 2015 BY 11:59 PM ET.


2016 SNMMI-TS PDEF Professional Development Scholarship

This scholarship serves to support a student who is employed as a technologist and is actively pursuing an advanced degree related to his/her nuclear medicine career. This scholarship is funded by the Professional Development and Education Fund (PDEF) for SNMMI-TS.

Learn more and submit your application.
Deadline: September 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)


2016 SNMMI-TS Graduate Program

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) is pleased to introduce a new Graduate Program grant, focused on the creation of new graduate level programs that will provide varying opportunities for the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologist to advance their education and career. This grant is made possible through support from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Learn more and submit your application.
Deadline: October 07, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET


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 to learn more about all of the available SNMMI-TS awards. 

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Career Opportunities

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Spotlight

SNMMI-TS Chapter Roadshows

Earn 4 VOICE Credits by attending an informative half-day workshop on the quest for quality. Roadshows are coming to: 

Tucson, AZ on September 19
Manchester, NH on September 26
Wilkes Barre, PA on September 26

Learn more!


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