NCT Study Guide - Second Edition (CE Credit)
NCT Study Guide - Second Edition (CE Credit)

NCT Study Guide for Technologists - Second Edition (CE Credit)


Technologist (VOICE) Member Fee: $199
Technologist (VOICE) Non-Member Fee: $299

Release date: September 1, 2015
Expiration date: June 30, 2021

Delivery Format

The Study Guide will be shipped to you following your purchase.  Chapter assessments will be available in your Learning Center "My Activities" section immediately following purchase. PLEASE NOTE: The "Chapter Review Questions" printed in the Study Guide are for your reflection and consideration, and are not the same as the "Chapter Assessment Questions" used for CE purposes. Answers are not available for these "Chapter Review Questions" printed in the Study Guide.

Please note: all 14 credits are awarded at one time upon completion of all 14 assessments.


Sara G. Johnson, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, FSNMMI-TS, Editor
Mary Beth Farrell, MS, CNMT, NCT, FSNMMI-TS, Editor
Ann Marie Alessi, BS, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS
Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RT(N)(R)(CT), FASNC

Target Audience

This Study Guide is intended for nuclear medicine technologists and other nuclear medicine professionals.


After the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Define coronary anatomy and coronary artery distribution.
2. Relate conduction pathway to an electrocardiogram.
3. Describe normal and abnormal electrocardiograms, recognize life-threatening arrhythmias.
4. Correctly select the appropriate examination for the diagnosis of various cardiac anomalies.
5. List the radiopharmaceuticals and acquisition parameters for various non-MPI studies.
6. Identify myocardial PET radiopharmaceuticals and the indications for their use.
7. Name common cardiac medications used in the management of coronary artery disease.
8. Name myocardial disease states and indications for performing myocardial perfusion imaging.
9. Compare various myocardial perfusion imaging protocols and how they are used in clinical practice.
10. Describe methods used for processing myocardial SPECT images and how selection of processing parameters can affect the final image quality.
11. Identify motion artifacts and assess the appropriate corrective action needed.
12. Discuss camera system quality control procedures and frequency of performance.
13. Describe the radiopharmaceuticals used in myocardial imaging, their biodistribution, and methods of
14. Recognize normal and abnormal physiologic responses to exercise stress.
15. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the available pharmacologic stress agents, including
contraindications, adverse effects, and medication interactions.
16. Review protocols for responding to complications and emergency situations.
17. Analyze the prognostic value and outcomes data for myocardial perfusion imaging.
18. Identify common artifacts in myocardial SPECT imaging.
19. Discuss how the interpreting physician integrates myocardial perfusion and functional quantitative
20. Review of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathologies and how they are assessed by nuclear
cardiology techniques.
21. Review examination-taking skills to optimize benefits from study tools used during preparation.

Continuing Education Credit Information

VOICE (Technologists)

The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this Study Guide for 14 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by most licensure states and by the NMTCB and ARRT as Category A credit.

In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When you complete each chapter, it is recommended that you take the post-test assessment for that chapter. You must obtain a score of 80% to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete each of the post-test assessments. You must pass all assessments in order to receive CE credit.

California Scope: 6.0 Imaging (I), 4.5 Non-Imaging (NI), 3.5 Radiopharmacy(R).

Note: The SNMMI-TS does not provide answer keys for educational products awarding VOICE (Category A) credit. You will not be notified of which questions you answered incorrectly, or provided with the correct answers to those questions. Participants can only receive VOICE credit for this activity one time.

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