Molecular Imaging News
August 18, 2005
ARRT Expands Supporting Categories For Post-Primary Certification to Include NMTCB Certification
St. Paul, MN?Recognizing the increasing specialization of the profession and eager to provide the pathways for getting there, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has expanded its list of primary certifications that serve as supporting categories for post-primary certifications.
?One in three of today?s Registered Technologists hold post-primary certificates,? according to Jerry B. Reid, PhD, ARRT Executive Director. ?And that ratio is likely to grow as the profession continues to evolve.?
ARRT has incorporated credentials beyond its own into the supporting category structure. For nuclear medicine technology, the supporting certification can be from ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). For sonography, it can be from ARRT or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
The following table shows the supporting category options for ARRT?s post-primary certifications.
|Supporting Categories for ARRT Post-Primary Certification|
|Post-Primary Certification||Radiography certification is a supporting category for:||Nuclear Medicine Technology certification* is a supporting category for:||Radiation therapy certification is a supporting category for:||Sonography certification** is a supporting category for:|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging||X||X||X||X|
* Supporting category of Nuclear Medicine Technology may be through ARRT or NMTCB.
** Supporting category of Sonography may be through ARRT or ARDMS.
*** Mammography also serves as a supporting category for Breast Sonography.