Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Training Requirements
A. The Sponsoring Department must have at least one full-time nuclear radiology (NR)/nuclear medicine (NM) faculty member with current ABR NR subspecialty certification or current certification from the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM). The faculty member also must be an appropriate Authorized User (AU) of radioactive materials in accordance with 10 CFR 35.390.
B. Therapeutic experience must fulfill NRC training and experience for Authorized User (AU) eligibility under 10 CFR 35.390: "700 hours of training and experience, including a minimum of 200 hours of classroom and laboratory training, in basic radionuclide handling techniques and radiation safety applicable to the medical use of unsealed byproduct material requiring a written directive."
Therapeutic administrations must include a minimum of:
1. ten oral administrations of 131I NaI ≤ 33 mCi,
2. five oral administrations of 131I NaI > 33 mCi, and
3. five parenteral administrations of an alpha emitter, beta emitter, and/or photon emitter < 150 keV.