News | Radiology Imaging | November 06, 2017

U.S. Recognizes Radiologic Technologists Nov. 5-11

American Society of Radiologic Technologists asks people to show their support via social media

U.S. Recognizes Radiologic Technologists Nov. 5-11

November 6, 2017 — During National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) every November, hospitals, healthcare centers and clinics recognize radiologic technologists – the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. Educated in anatomy, radiologic science equipment protocols and radiation protection measures, radiologic technologists play an important role in patient care and safety.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists established NRTW to recognize the vital work of radiologic technologists and the important role they play in health care. NRTW takes place every November to honor German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray on Nov. 8, 1895.  

This year, with the celebration slated for Nov. 5-11, ASRT designed five popular profile photo frames for Facebook using the theme “Positioning to Save Lives.” By sharing the frames, radiologic technologists and others who support the profession can express their pride through social media and bring national awareness to medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. The Society is using the hashtag #NRTW17 to track the impact of the social media activity across multiple platforms.

“Radiologic technologists should be acknowledged for their indispensable role in healthcare and patient safety,” said Sal Martino, Ed. D., R.T, FASRT, FASAE, CAE, CEO and executive director, ASRT. “Americans should know that the personnel who perform their medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures are educated professionals dedicated to providing exceptional and often life-saving care.”

For more information: www.asrt.org

Related Content

Turkish Hospital Begins MR-Guided Radiation Therapy With Viewray MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 21, 2018
ViewRay Inc. announced that Acibadem Maslak Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey has begun treating patients with ViewRay's...
Ingenia Ambition X 1.5T MR. This innovation is the latest advance in the Ingenia MRI portfolio, which comprises fully-digital MRI systems, healthcare informatics and a range of maintenance and life cycle services for integrated solutions that empower a faster, smarter, and simpler path to enabling a confident diagnosis
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 14, 2018
Philips, a global leader in health technology, launched the Ingenia Ambition X 1.5T MR.
Amar Kishan, M.D.

Amar Kishan, M.D.

News | Prostate Cancer | September 11, 2018
UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of high doses of...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018
A discussion with Ehsan Samei, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, director of the Duke University Clinical Imaging Physics Gr
Feature | Radiology Business | September 07, 2018 | By Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
“Disruptive innovation” is all the buzz. Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is so last year. Well, disrupt this:...
Boston Scientific to Acquire Augmenix Inc.
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018
Boston Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Augmenix Inc., a privately-held company which has...
GlobalData: Amazon Poised to Make Huge Strides in Healthcare
News | Radiology Business | August 31, 2018
A new report from data and analytics company GlobalData suggests that Amazon is poised to make huge strides in...
Non-Canonical Strategy May Improve Cancer Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018 — Although the success or failure of...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 28, 2018
A discussion with...
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Radiation Therapy | August 28, 2018
Respiratory tumor motion often complicates the delivery of precision radiation treatment.