The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologies joins the CNIC to strengthen Canadian medical isotope advocacy and education

TORONTO – April 15, 2024 – Since its creation over six years ago, the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) has been committed to advocating on behalf of Canada’s isotope industry and nuclear medicine community.

Today, CNIC is excited to announce the addition of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) as its newest industry partner, working together to promote and advance advocacy efforts in the field of nuclear medicine.

CAMRT is the national professional association and certifying body for radiological, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging technologists and radiation therapists. Medical radiation technologists are sought after for their highly specialized knowledge and expertise that helps to diagnose and treat countless patients around the world. Representing medical radiation technology professionals from coast to coast, CAMRT works to advance the profession through education and thought leadership.

By working alongside other prominent industry advocates like CAMRT, the CNIC strives to strengthen Canada’s standing as a global nuclear medicine leader.

“The CNIC was formed to bring together Canada’s entire isotope supply chain, advocacy community, and patient partners under one umbrella to promote awareness for the contribution of isotopes to modern medicine” said James Scongack, Chair of the CNIC. “By partnering with CAMRT, the CNIC looks forward to closer alignment with the needs of the professionals who are delivering life-saving medical imaging scans and radiation treatments across the country. While much progress has been made in advancing advocacy, there is more to do, and this partnership is a great step in that direction.”

“Nuclear medicine is an incredibly important part of the modern medical imaging arsenal for the detection, diagnosis and management of disease” said Megan Brydon, Nuclear Medicine Technologist and President of CAMRT. “Our MRTs in nuclear medicine and other disciplines support CNIC and its advocacy in medical isotope production and the advancement of nuclear medicine in Canada.”

The CNIC aims to align the country’s entire isotope supply chain, including producers, radiopharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, logistics, as well as healthcare partners for the benefit of patients across Canada. With better reciprocal collaboration with Canada’s medical radiation technologist community, this partnership will take CNIC’s advocacy to new heights.

About the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council

The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) is an independent, not-for-profit advocacy and member services organization. The CNIC supports over 85 members from across science, academia, healthcare, and nuclear-sector organizations dedicated to maintaining Canada’s position as a global leader in the production of life-saving isotopes. The CNIC raises awareness and advocates for long-term policies that support health-care innovation and will save countless lives for decades to come.

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Melody Greaves
Manager, Strategic Relations
Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council