SNMMI-ACNM-ASTRO Submit Joint Comments to NRC on Training and Experience Requirements

July 10, 2018

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), together with representatives from the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) and American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), formed an ad‐hoc committee to offer their collective recommendations for potential updates to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s requirements for those who wish to be authorized users of unsealed byproduct material. 

The group identified the basic and clinical knowledge and skills needed by individuals seeking authorized user status through the “alternate pathway” (those not board-certified in nuclear medicine radiation oncology and related fields). As previously reported, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is evaluating the current training and experience requirements because some stakeholders claim the current requirement of 700 hours of training and experience is excessive.