Limited Fusion Imaging CT Technology
Scope of Practice:
A Fusion Imaging CT Technologist is permitted to use x-ray equipment to perform attenuation correction for nuclear medicine procedures and perform the CT portion of a fusion imaging procedure such as PET/CT or SPECT/CT. A licensed Fusion Imaging CT Technologist is not permitted to perform CT procedures that are separate from a fusion imaging procedure or engage in the scope of practice of a Fusion Imaging CT Technology if not currently licensed as a nuclear medicine technologist. This scope of practice can be found at N.J.A.C. 7:28-24.4(a) and (d). A licensed diagnostic radiologic technologist is not required to hold a fusion imaging CT technology license to perform the CT portion of a fusion imaging procedure.
Completion of a course of study in CT as recognized by the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (Board) or its equivalent as determined by the Board and demonstrate competency in performing a minimum of 20 fusion imaging CT procedures to include at least two different types of fusion imaging procedures OR complete the educational requirements required by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) for their CT examinations.
Currently, there is no a State examination in fusion imaging CT technology. Eligible candidates need to apply directly to the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) for the CT examination.
License Application and Requirements:
To become licensed in fusion imaging CT technology, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a current nuclear medicine technology license;
- Complete the above educational requirement;
- Be of good moral character as determined by the Board;
- Hold a current CT certification from either the ARRT or NMTCB or hold a CT license from another state* OR Passed the CT certification examination from either the ARRT or NMTCB or an equivalent examination as determined by the Board** within five years of the date of application. However, if the examination was passed more than five years from the date of application, the applicant must document that he/she has competently engaged in the practice of fusion imaging CT technology for at least 500 hours during the preceding three years; and
- Submit to the Department a complete application.
* If you passed another state's examination, you must submit proof of a current state diagnostic radiography license and information from that state agency regarding its licensing examination.
** If you passed another examination, you must submit proof of passing this examination and information from that organization regarding its examination.