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Code of Ethics: For the Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nuclear Medicine Technologists, as Certificants of the health care profession, must strive as individuals and as a group to maintain the highest of ethical standards.

The Principles (SNMMI-TS Code of Ethics) listed below are not laws, but standards of conduct to be used as ethical guidelines by nuclear medical technologists. These Principles were adopted by the Technologist Section and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at the 2004 Annual Meeting. They are standards of conduct to be used as a quick guide by nuclear medicine technologists.

Principle 1: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will provide services with compassion and respect for the dignity of the individual and with the intent to provide the highest quality of patient care.

Principle 2: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will provide care without discrimination regarding the nature of the illness or disease, gender, race, religion, sexual preference or socioeconomic status of the patient.

Principle 3: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will maintain strict patient confidentiality in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Principle 4: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will comply with the laws, regulations, and policies governing the practice of nuclear medicine.

Principle 5: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will continually strive to improve their knowledge and technical skills.

Principle 6: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will not engage in fraud, deception, or criminal activities.

Principle 7: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be an advocate for their profession.