• State Regulations and Legislation

    North Carolina Requires CT Certification

    Dec 15, 2017

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced new rules that require computed tomography technologists be certified in CT by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Alternatively, imaging professionals also may be certified in radiography by ARRT or in nuclear medicine by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, along with documented training and experience equivalent to that required to be eligible for the ARRT CT examination. These requirements do not apply to technologists performing CT simulation or CT attenuation correction for hybrid imaging examinations.

    According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, “The rule implements QA and training requirements, already being used by many North Carolina facilities, and simplifies compliance with regulations. The rule reduces the hazards associated with the use of CT x-ray machines whether the facility is accredited or not.”

    The changes became effective Oct. 1, 2017.

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