At its meeting on October 6-7, 2017 the JRCNMT made a change to the new Standards that go into effect on July 1, 2018. The modification is in the glossary explanation of the physics prerequisite, referenced in Standard C3.
In response to requests from programs over the past few years, the physics explanation was written to facilitate the transition of a radiographer or recent radiography graduate into a nuclear medicine technology program, by accepting a radiography physics course for the JRCNMT physics prerequisite. After release of the Standards, programs indicated that the explanation in the new standards created challenges because many radiography programs have physics embedded across multiple courses, with no single course titled "radiographic physics" in the curriculum. To address this issue and continue to facilitate the education of multi-modality technologists, the JRCNMT modified the explanation of the physics prerequisite, as noted below.
Physics: a college-level course in physics or graduation from an accredited radiography program.
Programs must follow their institutional policies on transfer of credit when assessing applicants for admission to the program.
The Standards document containing this glossary revision is available on the JRCNMT website. Please contact the office if you have questions about this modification.