News | Radiology Business | November 02, 2018

National Radiologic Technology Week Celebrates Being "Powerful Together" in 2018

Nation’s 337,000 registered radiologic technologists celebrate patient care during annual recognition of radiology’s birth


National Radiologic Technology Week Celebrates Being "Powerful Together" in 2018

Image courtesy of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

November 2, 2018 — Radiologic technologists perform hundreds of millions of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy procedures every year. As one of the largest categories of healthcare providers, the nation’s 337,000 registered radiologic technologists are on the job day in and day out. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) will celebrate the work of radiologic technologists across the U.S. during National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 4-10, 2018.

Responsible for radiation safety and protection, equipment protocols, examination techniques and much more, radiologic technologists embrace their role as compassionate front-line caregivers who also operate state-of-the-art equipment such as X-ray machines, computed tomography (CT) scanners and linear accelerators. Their work to produce high-quality medical images or perform intricate radiation therapy treatments is crucial in helping physicians diagnose injuries and treat diseases.

National Radiologic Technology Week, held every November to recognize the discovery of the X-ray on Nov. 8, 1895, celebrates our nation’s radiologic technologists and the vital role they play on the healthcare team. Sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, this year’s National Radiologic Technology Week theme is Powerful Together. It highlights radiologic technologists’ unwavering commitment to advancing quality health care through the power of teamwork, ensuring every patient receives exceptional care.

The nation’s 337,000 registered radiologic technologists are credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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