How to Become a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Oregon – OR
Nuclear medicine technologists work with patients to obtain images of organs and to study physiological processes in order to help physicians diagnose a variety of conditions. People who would be best suited nuclear medicine technologist careers in Oregon include those with good communication and critical thinking skills, an ability to work well as a team and individually, and someone who is effective under pressure.
As of July 1, 2010, the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging is requiring all of its nuclear medicine technologists to become licensed. This involves first becoming credentialed with either the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). To obtain either of these credentials, you must graduate from a nuclear medicine technology school that is approved or accredited by the credentialing body, then pass that body’s examination for certification. Following that, you may apply for a state license to practice nuclear medical technology in Oregon. This involves listing one’s education, criminal history, and any applicable experience, and sending in the state application with a current photograph and the license fee (which varies). More information can be obtained by contacting the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232-2162.