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All radiologic technologists performing CT exams must meet the minimum criteria in the table below. The ACR recommends that technologists be certified and actively registered in the modality they perform.


Initial Qualifications
All of these:
  • ARRT registered (RT) and radiography (R) and/or computed tomography (CT) certified and/or NMTCB registered (CNMT)*** and/or unrestricted state license
  • Documented training and experience in CT  
  • Documented training and experience in operating CT equipment and radiation physics and protection.
  • Passing an advanced examination for CT certification is recommended
Continuing Education Requirements

Registered technologists: 

  • In compliance with the CE requirements of their certifying organization for the imaging modality in which they perform services
  • CE includes credits pertinent to technologist’s ACR-accredited clinical practice

State licensed technologists:

  • 24 hours of CE every 2 yearsCE is relevant to imaging and the radiologic sciences, patient care
  • CE includes credits pertinent to technologist’s ACR-accredited clinical practice

All others:

  • 24 hours of CE every 2 years
  • CE is relevant to imaging and the radiologic sciences, patient care
  • CE includes credits pertinent to technologist’s ACR accredited clinical practice

***Except where prohibited by state law or regulation, for initial and renewal accreditation, registered nuclear medicine technologists who have had appropriate training in CT with documentation as defined by the supervising physician at the site will be considered to be qualified to perform stand-alone CT and/or PET/CT exams. Registered CT technologists who have appropriate training in nuclear medicine are also considered qualified to do PET/CT. However, they are not considered qualified to perform stand-alone PET or other nuclear medicine studies. At the time of any site survey by the ACR, the site must provide documentation of training and experience.


The facility should not submit proof of certification and/or continuing education as part of the application for accreditation. Keep all documentation verifying that your personnel meet accreditation requirements on file at your facility. The information should be available upon request.


Additional information regarding acceptable credits for and documentation of continuing education is available here.



Revision History for this Article

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12-12-19

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Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes




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