Nuclear Medicine Technology

Working as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nuclear medicine technology is a sophisticated area of health care that helps physicians diagnose and evaluate serious conditions—including cancer and heart disease. As a technologist in this field, you’ll create important diagnostic images. Your responsibilities will include preparing and injecting radiopharmaceutical agents into patients, then using a scanner or camera to capture images. You’ll also provide support to nervous patients by explaining what they should expect.

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The purpose of ARRT certification and registration in Nuclear Medicine Technology is to recognize individuals who are qualified to perform the role of a nuclear medicine technologist. To earn ARRT certification and registration in this discipline, you'll use our primary eligibility pathway. Whether you're a student, looking for educational programs, or just beginning to explore career options, below are the resources you'll need to get started.

Requirements Checklist


Earning ARRT certification and registration is challenging, yet very achievable. It will take time and commitment—but your hard work will pay off.  Learn more about the requirements you'll need to meet along the way, including those in education, ethics, and examination. 

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Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements explain the coursework and clinical procedures that you'll need to complete.

  • Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements—through Dec. 31, 2021
  • Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements—effective Jan. 1, 2022

    Examination Content Specifications outline the topics that appear on our Nuclear Medicine Technology exams.

  • Examination Content Specifications—through Dec. 31, 2021
  • Examination Content Specifications—effective Jan. 1, 2022

    Task Inventory lists the job responsibilities typically required of technologists working in nuclear medicine technology.

  • Task Inventory—through Dec. 31, 2021
  • Task Inventory—effective Jan. 1, 2022

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    The application process for ARRT certification and registration has many detailed steps—but don't worry. We have a range of resources to guide you. Start by reviewing an overview of the application process and downloading our primary eligibility pathway application handbook below. 

    Download Handbook


    If you have questions about eligibility, our requirements, or applying, we're here to help. Contact us at 651.687.0048, then choose the option for earning an ARRT credential.