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 Joseph’s College.

                The American Society of Radiologic Technologists' (ASRT) theme this year is “Discovering the Inside Story.” 

This is two-fold: 
  • initial discovery and 
  • personal contribution.
Our 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, RTR                                                                                
Program Manager, Radiologic Science Administration Degree, SJC

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