ARRT to open computed tomography eligibility to nuclear medicine technologists

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The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) will offer nuclear medicine technologists certification in CT (computed tomography) starting in 2005, approximately 10 years after the CT exam was first introduced for registered radiographers and radiation therapists.

"With more nuclear medicine technologists in PET/CT fusion imaging, we saw a need for a credential to demonstrate that the individual was qualified in CT," said Jerry B. Reid, Ph.D., ARRT executive director.

Indicative of both the supporting category exams of radiography and radiation therapy, the revised CT exam will include radiation physics, protection and safety components.