Nuclear Medicine Technologist

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a specialized healthcare professional who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician and Nuclear Medicine Physicist. He/ She in collaboration with NM Physicist, ensures proper functioning of all nuclear medicine equipment, carry out periodic calibrations, quality assurance checks and maintenance; prepares and ensures quality requirements of radiopharmaceuticals.

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Qualification

a) A bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine technology from a university, recognized by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board;

OR

(b) A bachelor’s degree in science from a university; and post graduate degree/diploma in nuclear medicine technology from a university, recognized by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board

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Roles and Responsibilities

(a) Ensure proper functioning of all nuclear medicine equipment in collaboration with NM Physicist, carry out periodic calibrations, quality assurance checks and maintenance.
(b) Prepare and ensure radiopharmaceutical quality requirements, the route of administration and the accuracy of dosage before giving it to a patient and take precautions to avoid misadministration;
(c) Avoid spillage of radioactivity or contamination of the patient, premises, persons and material by exercising care during dispensing/ administration of radioactivity;
(d) Report to RSO and the nuclear medicine physician of any mishap in dispensing/administration of dosage to the patient or any unusual incident; and
(e) Assist the RSO and Nuclear Medicine Physicist in maintaining records of sources, radioactive waste and equipment maintenance and quality assurance.

(f) Perform patient imaging procedures and accomplish computer processing and image enhancement.

(g) Provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.

(h) Assist NM physician and NM Physicist in protocol management and archive patient's database.

(I) He/ She should be competent in patients handling techniques.

 
Nuclear Medicine A Guide for Healthcare