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UT Health Nuclear PET/CT Computed Imaging Specialist-(Internal Medicine /Weatherhead Pet Imaging Center) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Nuclear PET/CT Computed Imaging Specialist-(Internal Medicine /Weatherhead Pet Imaging Center)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200001VA

Position Summary:

Oversees the technical operations of the positron emission topography (PET) laboratory. Assures quality control, and regulatory and ICANL compliance testing of all diagnostic radiological equipment. May be responsible for programs to manage radiation doses to patients and personnel.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs the full range of PET scan procedures on patients as ordered by physicians, and creates reliable patient image data using highly sophisticated computer technology, nuclear medicine technology, and advanced physics.

  2. Develops and introduces new image processing techniques to enhance efficiency, timing, and accuracy.

  3. Uses appropriate imaging protocol for each patient; recognizes problems with computerized protocols and takes corrective action when necessary.

  4. Assists in the development, revision, and enforcement of laboratory policies and imaging procedures.

  5. Provides in-service training to new and existing clinical and technical staff, and serves as a resource for other technologists.

  6. Develops and writes specifications for diagnostic radiological equipment, and may serve as a resource for faculty.

  7. Implements, effectively and flexibly, new clinical procedures, protocols, hardware, software, data analysis, research projects, management steps or other innovations for greater productivity and program enhancement.

  8. May be responsible for programs to manage radiation doses to patients and personnel.

  9. Other duties as assigned.


Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) or ARRT(N) certification required.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Certification preferred.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

Minimum Education:

Associates degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience in a nuclear cardiology lab.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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