ASI M5 Nuclear Medicine Specialty

ASI Description

Nuclear Medicine Specialist provides the basic knowledge and skills required to operate and maintain clinical nuclear medicine instrumentation and to perform computer analysis. This will enable SM to assist medical officers in preparing and conducting clinical nuclear medicine INVIVO and INVITRO procedures, and to assist in organizing and administering Nuclear Medicine Clinics. Includes instruction in basic and advanced technical mathematics, basic chemistry, radiation instrumentation and radiation physics. Phase 1 (20 weeks): Conducted at Medical Education and Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston; Department of Defense (DoD) proponent. ASI awarded: M5 - in association with MOS 68P. Phase 2 (OJT) at various MEDCEN for Army students is 32 weeks.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

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Renewal Period: 2 years

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) certification validates skills and knowledge required for diagnostic tests on patients using imaging equipment such as gamma cameras. Nuclear Medicine Technologists work directly with patients and under the supervision of a physician, explaining procedures to patients, administering radioactive substances to patients, producing the images on a computer screen or on film for a physician to interpret, taking precautions to limit radiation exposure to the patient and self, and may also document laboratory operations and participate in scheduling patient examinations. This is a mid-level certification. There are several routes to meet the education and experience requirements including completion of NMTCB recognized nuclear medicine technology program or completion of certificate, associate degree or baccalaureate degree in nuclear medicine technology program from a regionally accredited academic institution, or completion of a Master's degree program from a regionally accredited academic institution.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Computed Tomography (CT) is a high-level certification. CTs specialize in using ionizing radiation to produce cross-sectional images to help doctors diagnose and treat patients in hospitals, clinics, labs, and outpatient centers. Candidates must meet several of ARRT's education and experience eligibility requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N) certification is a mid-level certification. Nuclear Medicine Technologists prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients and use a camera or scanner to create images of the locations where the radiopharmaceutical localizes and emits photons in the body. Candidates must have at least an Associate's degree and clinical experience to be eligible for the exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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