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Earlier this year, The Joint Commission announced revision to the Standards for Diagnostic Imaging Services for hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory care organizations. The changes required CT technologists to be CT certified by January 2018 and recognized certification from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) and Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB). In addition, the revisions also required organizations to demonstrate that CT technologists participate in education that prepares them to achieve advanced-level CT certification.

On June 16, 2016, The Joint Commission announced that it has decided to delete Note 1 at EP 19 that refers to advanced-level CT certification, and suspend implementation of EP 26. (Please note that HR.01.02.05, EP 19, which establishes minimum qualifications for technologists performing computed tomography (CT) exams, will still go into effect on September 1, 2016.

To read The Joint Commission announcement, click here or visit The Joint Commission website.