Pod | So you want to be a Nuclear Cardiology Technologist… What you need to know and what to study

  Dec 5th, 2019   -     1.0 CE Credit, Podcast   -  


This online presentation explores the steps needed to successfully sit for and pass the Nuclear Cardiac Technologist (NCT) Exam. The course reviews the subject matter that needs to be reviewed as well as explains the top suggestions that can help the NM Technologist prepare for and sit for the exam. The course also provides some suggestions of what an NM Technologist can do once they become an NCT.


  • Understand the steps that need to be taken to register and sit for the NCT Exam
  • Become familiar with the subject matter that needs to be reviewed to successfully pass NCT Exam
  • Learn top suggestions that can help you review and pass exam
  • Learn what you can do once you become an NCT


  • Why You Are Doing This
  • Exam Specifics
  • Deadlines and Dates
  • Cost
  • NMTCB – NCT Exam
  • Course outline – What to study
  • NCT Exam – Sample Questions
  • Help Resources
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) – www.asnc.org
  • ASNC Guidelines
  • PET Guidelines
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC) – www.acc.org
  • ACC combined guidelines on exercise stress testing
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Refererence books
  • Rapid Interpretation of EKG, 6th Edition
  • Test Day Specifics
  • Week Prior
  • Day Prior
  • and Day of exam
  • The Agonizing Wait
  • So Now You Are an NCT!
  • Conclusion

About Barbara J. Grabher, CNMT, RT (N) Barbara Grabher has been in the field of Nuclear Medicine for over 30 years, she earned her Associates Degree in Nuclear Medicine from Delaware Technical and Community College, Newark, DE in 1983. She is board-certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board in nuclear medicine. She was a past secretary for the Delaware Valley Society of Nuclear Medicine Technology Grassroots Chapter in Philadelphia, PA. Throughout her career, Ms. Grabher has worked in a wide range of clinical settings including both large teaching institutions as well as small rural hospitals.

Ms. Graber also worked in the private practice sector as well as within industry. In June 2006 she wrote an article for the Uptake Newsletter on “The Top 10 Steps for Passing your NCT Exam”. She’s given presentations at the local level as well as nationally at multiple SNMMI Annual Meetings on topics related to both Nuclear Cardiology and Best Practices in Acquiring and Processing Brain SPECT imaging with I-123 Ioflupane. She is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section and has affiliations that include the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She was an Applications Specialist for GE Healthcare for 9 years technically supporting Myoview and was an integral member of GE’s Marketing brand team that brought DaTscan I-123 Iloflupane to market in 2010. Barbara worked for Capintec, Inc. as the National Sales Manager for the US and Canada.

Barbara earned her Six Sigma Greenbelt, LEAN and Blackbelt certificates specializing in healthcare in 2013. She is the President and Chief Consultant of Grabher Consulting and Specialty Services. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Wilmington University in 2018. She currently works for Piramal Imaging as a Clinical Applications Specialist supporting their PET amyloid imaging agent Neuraceq (florbetaben F18 injection).

Program link to get CEs: https://rad-cast.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-nuclear-cardiology-technologistwhat-you-need-to-know-and-what-to-study-ce-arrt-2019/

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