Technologist: 70-hr PET Review Course

Meets Alternate Eligibility for NMTCB PET Examination


If you are interested in taking this course, please give course director Dr. Stephen Karesh a call at 773 802-7617 . The only information needed to register you is your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number, and preferred email address.The course is now on-line and can be completed at your convenience and at your own pace.

This course is designed for those Nuclear Medicine Technologists preparing to take the NMTCB PET examination.

As stated on the NMTCB Website, beginning January 1, 2023, CAMRT(RT), CAMRT(RTT), ARRT(R) or ARRT(T) Certificants will be required to fulfill the following in order to qualify for the PET examination:

  1. Active CAMRT(RT), CAMRT(RTT), ARRT(R) or ARRT(T) certification AND hold an active certification in Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) from a nationally recognized certification board.
  2. 1,000 hours of clinical experience performing all aspects of PET imaging including radiopharmaceutical handling, injection (if permitted by state and/or institutional regulations) and imaging. Imaging may be performed on a dedicated PET scanner, PET/MR scanner, and/or a PET/CT scanner, with documented performance* of a minimum of 100 prescribed competencies:

    • 50 competencies in any PET imaging
    • 10 competencies in Daily Scanner QC
    • 10 competencies in Dose Calibrator QC
    • 10 competencies in Daily Survey and Survey Meter QC
    • 10 competencies in package receipt, disposal, and return
    • 10 competencies in radiopharmaceutical preparation, including dose calculation and dose assay

* No more than one (1) competency may be documented per day per category.

** Supervision must be performed by a nuclear medicine physician or radiologist AND direct supervision must be performed by a certified NMTCB, ARRT(N) or CAMRT(RTNM) nuclear medicine technologist.

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of seventy (70) contact hours of coursework in the following areas:
    • 20 hours in PET Procedures
    • 20 Hours in Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation
    • 10 hours in Radiation Protection
    • 20 Hours in Radiopharmacy

Only coursework from an accredited college or university, accredited nuclear medicine program or approved continuing education credits recognized by NMTCB, such as VOICE/ECE, will be accepted.

Tuition for this course, sponsored by one of our affiliates, is $899.00, inclusive of everything. If you wish to register or need additional information, please give Dr. Karesh a call at 773 802-7617