NMTCB Procedures List

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The most recent NMTCB Task Analysis was performed in 2013 and the results were implemented starting January 1, 2014. The Components of Preparedness and various lists intended to help a candidate prepare for the NMTCB Exam are up-to-date for the current exam. A new task performed soon and the results will be posted along with the date any changes to the exam will go into effect.

Pulmonary

  • Radioaerosol ventilation
  • Gas ventilation
  • Perfusion
  • Perfusion/Ventilation quantitation

Bone/Musculoskeletal

  • Bone scan, limited, planar
  • Bone scan, whole-body, planar
  • Bone scan, 3-phase
  • Bone scan, 4-phase
  • Bone scan, SPECT

Oncology

  • Ga67 tumor imaging, planar
  • Ga67 tumor imaging, SPECT
  • Monoclonal antibody imaging
  • Peptide imaging
  • Breast imaging
  • Lymphoscintigraphy/sentinel lymph node localization
  • Tumor imaging, PET

Infection

  • Ga67 infection imaging
  • Tagged WBC imaging

Renal/Genitourinary

  • Cystogram, direct
  • Effective renal plasma flow (ERPF)
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Renal anatomy, planar
  • Renal anatomy, SPECT
  • Renal flow
  • Renogram

Endocrine

  • Adrenal imaging
  • Parathyroid imaging
  • Thyroid imaging
  • Thyroid uptake
  • Whole body survey for thyroid metastases

Hematopoietic

  • Bone marrow imaging
  • Plasma volume
  • Red cell mass
  • Spleen scan with labeled, denatured RBCs

Cardiovascular

  • Myocardial perfusion, planar
  • Myocardial perfusion, SPECT
  • Myocardial perfusion, gated SPECT
  • First pass for EF and wall motion
  • Gated cardiac blood pool, rest
  • Gated cardiac blood pool, stress
  • Gated cardiac blood pool, SPECT
  • Cardiac shunt
  • Cardiac PET

Gastrointestinal

  • Esophageal motility/transit
  • Gastric emptying (liquid/solid)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemangioma
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Gall bladder ejection fraction
  • Peritoneal venous shunt patency
  • Hepatic pump patency
  • Liver-spleen imaging, planar
  • Liver-spleen imaging, SPECT
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Salivary (parotid)
  • H. Pylori breath test

Central Nervous System

  • Brain flow
  • Brain imaging, planar
  • Brain imaging, SPECT
  • Cisternogram
  • CSF leak
  • CSF shunt patency
  • Brain PET

Radionuclide Therapy

  • Intracavitary
  • Polycythemia vera/leukemia
  • Thyroid carcinoma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Metastatic bone pain
  • Monoclonal antibody therapy
  • Embolic radiotherapy

CT Imaging Procedures

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Musculoskeletal