Performs clinical and research diagnostic imaging procedures to assist the nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, and scientists in the Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging (CQCI), while adhering to all radiation safety policies and functioning as a liaison between the patient and physician. Perform image processing and analysis to support response assessment in clinical trials. Perform preclinical imaging studies in compliance with AAALAC, IACUC and other regulatory requirements. Support all research activities and services CQCI.
NMTCB (CNMT, PET) and ARRT® RT certification; and a Basic Life Support Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire required
1. Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients by I.V. injection, inhalation or oral administration. 2. Performs full range of PET dynamic and wholebody imaging procedures. 3. Performs CT imaging as part of PET/CT procedure including fully diagnostic studies using of i.v. and oral contrast. 4. Performs preclinical imaging studies using small animal SPECT/CT and PET/MRI scanners. 5. Manages clinical trial protocols and performs image analysis to support tumor imaging response assessment in clinical trials. 6. Supports the submission and reporting related to INDs of imaging compounds. 7. Maintains compliance with radiation safety policies and documentation requirements for receipt, disposal, and administration of radiopharmaceuticals. 8. Explains procedures to the patients. 9. Prepares the instrument sets and equipment, and assists the patient in positioning to obtain required diagnostic quality. 10. Communicates patient status and information to the appropriate physician. 11. Identifies and insures quality control measures for imaging and surveying equipment, dose calibrators and radiation safety monitors recording results. 12. Assists in maintaining laboratory inventory and ordering supplies. 13. Verifies scan quality and performs computer image and data processing including archiving and data transfer to research and clinical archives (e.g., PACS). 14. Calculates quantity of radiopharmaceutical activity and volume to be administered following prescribed procedures. 15. Assays specimens and prepares standards in scintillation counting systems, performs calculations and records results. 16. Schedules patients for exams.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah; NMTCB or (NM) AART certification; and a Basic Life Support Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire required. Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety, radiopharmaceutical preparation and computer processing techniques to perform patient examinations; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.
• Experience in performing PET and CT imaging and related processing. • Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety, radiopharmaceutical preparation and computer processing techniques to perform patient examinations • Knowledge of anatomy and interpretation of cross-sectional imaging with CT and MRI • Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety, radiopharmaceutical preparation and computer processing techniques to perform patient examinations
Preferred: • Experience in performing research imaging studies and study coordination in clinical trials • Knowledge of current imaging response assessment criteria used in cancer clinical trials. • Prior experience of preclinical imaging is a plus
Internal Number: PRN16973B
About Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City. We serve patients with all types of cancer, who come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Our doctors and scientists include world-renowned experts dedicated to the highest quality standards and driven by the commitment to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.
•The patient first
•A united effort
•Excellence in all we do
These are the principles that guide us. From our physicians and nurses providing care, to volunteers handing out snacks in clinic waiting areas, to valets greeting visitors at the front entrance, the Huntsman Cancer Institute team aims to make each person’s experience exceptional.
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