WHAT IS THE NMTCB?
The NMTCB is the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, formed for the purpose of creating and maintaining examinations for nuclear medicine technologists(NMTs). Since 1978, the NMTCB has offered a high-quality certification exam for NMTs. More recently, the NMTCB has provided specialty exams for NMTs who have a high level of knowledge in nuclear cardiology (the NCT exam), NMTs, radiographers, and radiation therapists who have a high level of knowledge in positron emission tomography (the PET exam) and NMT's who have graduated from a recognized Master's level program as a Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (the NMAA exam).
WHAT IS A NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST?
Nuclear medicine, which includes molecular imaging, is the medical specialty that utilizes sealed and unsealed radioactive materials in the diagnosis and therapy of various diseases. This practice also includes the utilization of pharmaceuticals (used as adjunctive medications) and other imaging modalities with or without contrast to enhance the evaluation of physiologic processes at a molecular level. Nuclear medicine technologists are allied health professionals who, under the direction of an authorized user, are committed to applying the art and skill of their profession to optimize diagnostic evaluation and therapy through the safe and effective use of radiopharmaceuticals and adjunctive medications.
WHAT DOES THE NMTCB CERTIFICATE DO FOR ME?
The NMTCB certification:
- Is recognized in the nuclear medicine profession as the premier examination for nuclear medicine technologists.
- Is recognized by state licensure agencies throughout the United States.
- Is recognized by employers as a valid, high-quality certification exam.
- Allows you to use the professional credential "CNMT" to identify you as a certified nuclear medicine technologist.
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