Nuclear Medicine Technologist
"Nuclear medicine technologist" means a person who holds and maintains current certification in good standing as a nuclear medicine technologist with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The practice of nuclear medicine technology includes the use of sealed and unsealed radioactive materials, as well as pharmaceuticals, adjunctive medications and imaging modalities with or without contrast as part of diagnostic evaluation and therapy. The responsibilities of a nuclear medicine technologist include, but are not limited to, patient care, quality control, diagnostic procedures and testing, administration of radiopharmaceutical and adjunctive medications, in vitro diagnostic testing, radionuclide therapy and radiation safety.
A nuclear medicine technologist may perform nuclear medicine procedures under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician provided: The physician is satisfied as to the ability and competency of the nuclear medicine technologist; such delegation is consistent with the health and welfare of the patient and in keeping with sound medical practice; and such procedures are performed under the oversight, control and direction of the physician.
license as a radiographer is not required of:
A nuclear medicine technologist
has successfully completed the individual certification exam for computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, and holds and maintains in good standing, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board from fully operating a computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging portion of a hybrid-fusion imaging system, including diagnostic imaging, in conjunction with a positron emission tomography or single-photon emission computed tomography imaging system; or
A technologist who is certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and who operates a bone densitometry system under the supervision, control and responsibility of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370; or
The activities and services of a person who is enrolled in a nuclear medicine technology educational program acceptable to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, may provide services that are incidental to their course of study.
A nuclear medicine technologist shall not operate a stand-alone computed tomography imaging system, except as provided in section 20-74ee of the general statutes or independently perform a nuclear cardiology stress test, except the nuclear medicine technologist may administer adjunct medications and radio pharmaceuticals during the nuclear cardiology stress test and perform the imaging portion of the nuclear cardiology stress test.