Important message from the President of the PSWTC
This is exciting news: Please read
May 7, 2018
California now recognizes the NMTCB (CT)!
Since 2007, a California licensed nuclear medicine technologist has been able to perform diagnostic CT scans on a hybrid scanner after obtaining their ARRT (CT) advanced certification. Recently, the Radiologic Health branch, after careful review of the NMTCB (CT) exam, will now recognize the NMTCB (CT). There are now two paths to obtain Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) authorization to perform CT examinations on a hybrid scanner in the State of California.
Before starting your CT training, please go to both the NMTCB and the ARRT website to understand fully the criteria one must have to sit for each exam. They are different.
In California, you are required to be registered by the Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) to participate in job training. To obtain CA authorization to do CT training, please fill out and submit the following form to the RHB. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/CDPH%20Document%20Library/ControlledForms/cdph8241.pdf
Once you have met the CT certification board’s training requirements, you will need to fill out an application with either the NMTCB or the ARRT to take the CT exam.
Because performing a CT scan on a standalone scanner is tied to the California Radiologic Technologist ACT (i.e. law), legislation must be passed to allow a NMT who is not also a RT to perform such an exam on a stand-alone scanner. Therefore, this certification will allow you to perform diagnostic CT’s on a hybrid scanner only (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, etc) in the state of California. However should you chose to practice elsewhere the certification may allow you to practice on a stand-alone scanner. Please check the laws in the state you are looking to practice in.