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The Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) is an allied health professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, is committed to applying the arts and skills of diagnostic evaluation and therapeutics through the safe and effective use of radionuclides as open sources. The NMT exhibits professionalism in the performance of these duties, demonstrates an empathetic and instructional approach to patient care – including quality management – and maintains confidentiality of information as required.

The NMT applies knowledge of radiation physics and safety regulations to limit radiation exposure of the general public, patients, fellow workers, and self to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Professional growth and development is achieved through appropriate utilization of new technologies and participation in medical and technical education and research to enhance the quality of patient care.