“Nuclear medicine technologist” means an individual who performs nuclear medicine procedures while under the supervision of an authorized user. The classifications are as follows:
- General nuclear medicine technologist performs any nuclear medicine procedures.
- Limited nuclear medicine technologist performs nuclear medicine procedures only as approved by the department at the time the initial permit was issued. (This classification is now closed to new applicants.)
“Nuclear medicine procedure” means any procedure utilizing radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis or treatment of disease in human beings and any duties performed by the technologist during sealed source procedures, and includes, but is not limited to:
- Administration of any radiopharmaceutical to human beings for diagnostic purposes.
- Administration of radioactive material to human beings for therapeutic purposes.
- Use of radioactive material for diagnostic purposes involving transmission or excitation.
- Quality control and quality assurance.
"Authorized user” means an Iowa-licensed physician identified on a specific radioactive materials license or license of broad scope as defined in 641-subrule 41.2(2).
“NMTCB” means Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
“ARRT” means the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.