On August 13, 2010, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) issued an interpretive/policy statement that certified nuclear medicine technologists who obtain Computed Tomography (CT) certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or diagnostic radiologic technologists who have obtained Positron Emission Tomography (PET) certification through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) may perform fusion imaging PET/CT procedures without holding dual certification as a nuclear medicine technologist and as a diagnostic radiologic technologist.  The DOH determined that the previous requirement of having individuals with dual certification operating the PET/CT equipment or by assigning two individuals, one of whom was a nuclear medicine technologist and one of whom was a diagnostic/radiographer, is inefficient, cost prohibitive and creates a limitation to patient access to the technology. 

 To view the interpretative statement, click here.