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Friday, October 30, 2015
National Radiologic Technology Week
We celebrate the National Radiologic Technology Week November 8 through 14, 2015!
In celebration of
National Radiologic Technology Week, Saint Joseph’s College would like to publicly
recognize all Registered Radiologic Technologists for the important work that each
of you perform. The week of November 8th is set aside to thank and applaud
all Radiologic Technologists for the role that you play in providing not only safe,
quality exams, but also great patient care. Congratulations on behalf of Saint
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists' (ASRT) theme
this year is “Discovering the Inside
This is two-fold:
initial discovery and
founding father, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, discovered x-rays on November 8,
1895. This discovery allowed for the first glimpse into the human body. Since
then, significant medical advances have greatly improved the way that we
visualize internal organs and structures, such as bones, muscles, blood
vessels, heart arteries, etc. The most recent advances in Computed Tomography
(CT) Angiography, PET/CT Scans for Cancer, Digital Mammography, and Imaging
Tests instead of exploratory surgery have all contributed to less invasive
procedures and have enhanced the patient’s experience. These advancements have
done away with surgical approaches, ultimately making it less costly, less
painful, and allows for shorter hospital stays.
There are over
324,000 Radiologic Technologists in the United States who are making a
difference in the lives of their patients! This week long celebration allows each
of you to stop and ponder your own personal inside story. What drew you to this
profession and why do you do what you do? What contribution to the profession
do you hope to make? In an attempt to keep up with the rapid pace of medical
advances, what personal career goals do you aspire to? Saint Joseph’s College
can help you reach your goal. Please check out the online degree programs that
are available and the fast track options.
Happy Radiologic Technology Week!
Contributed by Brenda M. Rice, MHA, BSHA,
Program Manager, Radiologic Science Administration Degree, SJC