Position paper on the development of a middle level provider in nuclear medicine: The nuclear medicine practitioner

Martha W. Pickett, Frances K. Keech, Mary Anne Owen, Anne Stachowiak, Lynnette A. Fulk, Kathleen H. Murphy, Paul E. Christian, Kathy Hunter, William L. Hubble, Leonie L. Gordon, Gary L. Dillehay, Robert E. Henkin

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Abstract

The concept of a middle level provider of nuclear medicine services, designated a nuclear medicine practitioner in this paper, is supported by two studies of technologists and physicians. It is anticipated that the nuclear medicine practitioner would have attributes parallel to those of a physicians assistant with roles and functions to be defined by advanced clinical competency beyond the technologist level. This new clinical role offers an opportunity for significant career advancement for technologists and would result in nuclear medicine services that are more cost effective and efficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-243
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume34
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Pickett, M. W., Keech, F. K., Owen, M. A., Stachowiak, A., Fulk, L. A., Murphy, K. H., Christian, P. E., Hunter, K., Hubble, W. L., Gordon, L. L., Dillehay, G. L., & Henkin, R. E. (2006). Position paper on the development of a middle level provider in nuclear medicine: The nuclear medicine practitioner. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 34(4), 236-243.