Technologist Scope of Practice

A Scope of Practice is terminology that defines the procedures, actions, and processes that are permitted for a licensed/certified individual. The scope of practice is limited to that which the law allows for specific education, experience, and competency. Each jurisdiction may have laws, licensing bodies, and regulations that describe requirements for education and training, and define scope of practice. Likewise, individual institutions may also have specific bylaws that define scope of practice in the absence of the above.

The NMTCB does not define a scope of practice or practice standards for nuclear medicine technologists. The Scope of Practice or Practice Standards for Nuclear Medicine Technologists is established by the professional societies that represent nuclear medicine technologists and the nuclear medicine and nuclear medicine technologist communities. Two such professional organizations represent nuclear medicine technologists and links to their respective documents appear below.

Please note that these documents are not intended to modify or alter existing tort law; rather they should serve as concise outlines of nuclear medicine technology skills and responsibilities. Also note that state regulations and institutional bylaws may take precedence over the duties outlined in these documents.

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

SNMMI Website Home Page

SNMMITS Scope of Practice and Clinical Performance Standards

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

ASRT Website Home Page

ASRT Practice Standards