New Mexico’s MIRTAC (Radiation Licensing Board) approved that NMT’s [CNMTs or ARRT(N)] follow the ASRT’s Practice Standards which states: “Performing hybrid imaging, including PET-CT and SPECT-CT, for emission, transmission, and attenuation correction, anatomical location and for use in radiation therapy treatment planning when performed within hybrid imaging as prescribed by a licensed practitioner and under the supervision of an authorized user”.
*HOWEVER, if an RT(R) or RT(CT) obtain an ARRT(N) or NMTCB(PET), they can apply for the (Fusion Imaging (FUS) PET/CT only) type of license to allow them to perform PET/CT only. No other NM procedures.
4. Does your state recognize the CT certification from the ARRT, NMTCB, or both?
To be determined by NM State Legislation. For the annual MIRTAC meeting on 12/10/2019, a motion for a Diagnostic CT credential was introduced.
5. If a nuclear medicine technologist is not certified in diagnostic radiography but is certified in CT can they perform diagnostic CT on a standalone CT scanner?
To be determined by NM State Legislation.
6. If a nuclear medicine technologist is not certified in diagnostic radiography but is certified in CT can they perform diagnostic CT on a hybrid scanner?
No. This will switch to yes when the EIB approves the motion for the ARRT(CT) credential only.
7. Does your state regulate if a nuclear medicine technologist can administer adjunctive medications?
No. These adjunctive medications are approved in our Scope of Practice for the SNMMI, NMTCB and the ARRT.
8. Does your state require CE for licensing? Yes
9. How frequently do you have to renew your nuclear medicine technologist license in your state? Every 2 years
10. What is the name of the license for CT attenuation correction? N/A
11. How many CE units are required for licensure? 24 units every 2 years