Ch 1 Introduction to Radiologic Technology

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Angioplasty

The treatment of a blocked blood vessel by way of a special catheter with a balloon tip

American Cancer Society

Recommends regular mammography screening for all women over the age of 40.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Allows physicians to visualize patient anatomy from various sectional planes. Recording of a predetermined plane in the body by use of an x-ray beam measured by a scintillation counter.

Radiation Therapy

Administration of radiation treatments to patients according to the prescription and instruction of an oncologist

ARDMS

accredited sonography program.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Uses strong magnetic field and radio waves along with a computer to generate sectional images of patient anatomy.

Therapists

Specialize in carrying out treatments designed to correct or improve the function of a particular body part or system.

2 or 4 year degree

Therapists

residency

After medical school, most doctors complete

Nursing

Provide direct patient care under direction of a physician.

Nurse Practitioner

Performs physical exams, orders and interprets some tests, and in some states, may prescribe medications

Nurse Midwife

provides perinatal care and can deliver babies under supervision of an obstetrician.

Nurse Anesthetist

Provides anesthesia under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.

Diagnostic Services

Tests and services that assist the physician in determining the presence or absence of diseases or illnesses.

Therapeutic Services

Help patients overcome physical or psychological disability

Occupational therapy

teach skills to patients in an effort to return them to the work force following injury or illness.

Radiation Therapists

Treat patients with ionizing radiation
-Slow or cure cancer

Health Information Services

Does not involve direct patient contact
Essential to efficient operation of facility. Critical in terms of treatment and prognosis

Accreditation

Sets conditions under which new members may qualify for entry into the profession.

Joint Review Committees (JRCs

oversee the accreditation process on schools.

Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).

get sent recommendations on accreditation of a school by JRC. Makes final accreditation decision

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

the official accrediting agency for Radiography.

Accreditation Process

Application,Self-Study,Site Visit,Notification of Status,Graduation from an accredited program

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

JRCDMS

Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

JRCNMT

JRCERT

5tholdest allied health profession.
First "Essentials" published in 1944. actually established in 1969. Accredits about 100 Radiation Therapy programs

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

JRCERT

Certification

Voluntary processthrough which an agency grants recognition to an individual upon demonstration, usually by examination, of specialized professional competence or skills.

Certification organizations

set requirements through certification, registration, or licensure.

Annual renewal fee

•$20.00 for Radiography

every 2 years

must prove mandatory continuing education

24 hours

hourly requirement for continuing education each biennium.

biennium

begins with your birth month immediately after passing the exam. ends in the month prior to your birth month during the second year

ARRT Rationale

Assures patients and employers that R.T.s are delivering quality care.
Ensures that technologists stay abreast of technological changes and innovations.

RCEEM,ASRt, SDMS

Methods of Meeting Requirement

Passing one of the advanced ARRT certifications

alternate way to meet biennium requirement

Registry

has a a listing of individuals holding a particular certification. Most are sponsored by professional organizations who appoint members to the board.

ARDMS

Offers voluntary certification through examination to sonographers and vascular technologists.

ASRT

appoints five members to the Board of ARRT

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Tests and certifies eligible candidates.
Periodically publishes a listing of registrants.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)

Founded in 1977.Consists of 15 persons plus and advisory council, whose chair sits on the Board.

Professional Societies

Represent interests of various groups to public and government agencies.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)

Promotes management practice for the administration of imaging services.
Membership open to professionals in radiology administration in all medical facilities.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

Represents individual practioners, educators, managers, administrators, and students in:-Radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography, and radiation therapy.Founded in 1920.
Most prominent national professional organization for technologists.

ASRT

Goals are to:Further the welfare and socioeconomic status of radiologic technologists. Currently has over 200,000 members.

Professional Journal of ASRT

Sponsors important federal legislation. Produces educational programs. Encourages membership participation in all its activities. Conducts regional and national conferences.

RCEEM

Professional Journal of ASRT

Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)

Founded in 1967.Purpose is to encourage the exchange of teaching concepts;Help establish minimum standards for teaching radiologic technology

International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists (ISRRT)

Sponsors three types of international meetings on a 4-year cycle with one type of meeting held each year and the 4thyear off

International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists (ISRRT)

Has over 50 member countries. Facilitate communication among radiologic technologists worldwide

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS)

Largest professional society for sonographers representing every specialty and level of expertise.

Alabama Society of Radiologic Technologists (ALSRT)

State and Local Societies

$30.00 for R.T.s and $10.00 for students.

MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR ALSRT

$10.00 for R.T.s and $5.00 for students.

MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR Montgomery Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

AAPM

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Since 1918, it has published the most influential journal in American radiology "Radiology. ALSO second journal, "RadioGraphics. Conducts the world's largest radiology meeting, with more than 75,000 registrants

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO)

Purpose is to:
-Extend the benefits of radiation therapy to patients with cancer or other disorders

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

Oldest American radiologic society

American Medical Association (AMA)

Largest and most active medical organization in world.

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Primary organization of physicians trained in radiology and medical radiation physics in the U.S.

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