There are many forces that are affecting nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Most are socio-economic and regulatory related.
To remain current in California, Arizona, and Nevada state legislation as it relates to medicine in general and nuclear medicine and molecular imaging specifically.
To inform our members of impacting state and federal actions or regulations.
To actively work with the SNMMI’s Advocacy Committee to help influence state and federal regulations relating to our profession
To actively work with grass roots nuclear medicine stakeholders to contact legislators to effect change (call to actions).
The SNMMI supports the Baccalaureate degree
Traditionally, nuclear medicine technologists could gain entry into the professions though a certificate program, associate degree or baccalaureate degree. The SNMMI-TS supports the baccalaureate degree as entry level and has been working with nuclear medicine educators to transition associate level programs to the baccalaureate level by 2015.
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Get ready to prove competency after 2011
Beginning in 2011 all those sitting for any ARRT credential will have to re-establish competencies in 10 years.
Is your free standing imaging center or cardiologist’s nuclear medicine scanner accredited? All advanced imaging modalities, NM, PET, CT, and PET) located in a free standing center or physician’s office that must be accredited by either the ACR, IAC, or TJC by 1/1/2012.