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Radiology 1000 Ch.2
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a voluntary peer-review process through which an agency grants recognition to an institution for a program of study that meets specified criteria
a voluntary process through which an agency grants recognition to an individual on demonstration, usually by examination, of specialized professional skills
Essentials and Guidelines
a document specifying the minimum quality standards for the accreditation of an educational program as approved by the appropriate joint review committe sponsors
Joint Review Committe
group of persons appointed by sponsoring organizations to oversee the accrediation process
the process by which a governmental agency (usually a state) grants permission to individuals to practice their profession
a list of individuals holding certification in a particular profession
a professional organization that appoints members to a join review committee board
a document specifyiing the minimum requirements for accreditation of an educational program by a joint review committee
a comprehensive document that must be compiled by the program according to guidelines set by the accrediting agency upon approval of accreditation
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
accredits programs for diagnostic medical sonography
Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
accredits programs in nuclear medicine technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
accredits programs for education in radiologic technologies
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
offers voluntary certification through examinations to eligible sonographers and vascular technologists
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
founded in 1922; certifies eligible candidates in radiologic technology
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
founded in 1977; purpose includes examining and certifying eligible candidates and periodically publishing a listing of registrants.
American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
organized to promote management practice iin the administration of imaging servicesj
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
is an organization of physicians, scientists, laboratory manager, cardiovascular sonographers, and nurses committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to both members and the public.
American Society of Radiology Technologists (ASRT)
sponsors both ARRT & JRCERT;
is the most prominent national professional voice for radiologic technologists; their goal is to advance the professions of radiologic technology and imaging specialities, to maintain high standards of education, to enhance quality of patient care, and to further the welfare and socioeconomics of radiologic technologists.
Association of Educator's in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)
its primary purpose is to encourage the exchange of teaching concepts, to help establish minimum standards for teaching radiologic technologists, and to advance radiologic education by encouraging educational research and technical writing by its members.
Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR)
was organized to represent radiographers and allied health care professionals specializiing in cardiovascular and interventional radiology.
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
purpose is to further the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology by promoting communications, research development applications, and the availability of information in the fields of MRI and spectroscopy
International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists (ISRRT)
primary objectives are to facilitate communication among radiologic technologists worldwide, to advance the science and practice of radiologic technology, and to identify and help meet the needs of radiologic technologists in developing nations.
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS)
is the largest professional society for sonographers, representing every specialty and level of experience; its goals are to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of the medical sonography and thereby to contribute to the enhancement of patient care.
Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)
is a mutidisciplinary organization of physicians, physicists,chemists, radiopharmacists, technologists, and others interested in the diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigational use of radiopharmaceuticals; objectives are to enhance the developement of nuclear medicine technology, stimulate continuing education activities, and to develop a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.
Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
represents vascualr technologists, vascular technologists, vascular physicians, vascular laboratory managers, nurses, and other allied medical ultrasound professionals; dedicated to the advancement of non-invasive vascular technology used in the diagnosis of vascular disease, through education programs, publications, and certification.
State and Local Radiologic Technology Societies
simply affiliates or affiliate subordinates of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists; they cater to the needs of students and new members of the professional with opportunities to begin a career through scholarships, competitions, publishing, exhibits, committe work, or even serving a position on the Board of Officers
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
is the most prominent organization of radiation physicists; it's annual meeting is held in conjunction with the RSNA meeting each year in Chicago.
American Board of Radiology (ABR)
established in 1934 to conduct the certification of radiologists.
Amerian College of Radiology (ACR)
is the principal organization of physicians trained in radiology and medical radiation physics in the United States.; primary purposes are to advance the science of radiology, to improve service to the patient, to study the socioeconomic aspects of the practice of radiology, and to encourage continuing education for radiologists and persons practicing in allied professional fields.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
promotes the application of ultrasound in clinical medicine, diagnostics and research; promotes the study of its effects on tissue; recommends standards for its application; promotes education in the use of ultrasonics for medical purposes.
American Medical Association (AMA)
is considered the largest and most active medical organization in the world.
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
is the oldest U.S. radiologic society; primary objectives are educational, which are met through meetings and publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Amerian Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
purpose is to extend the benefits of radiation therapy to patients with cancer or other disorders, to advance its scientific basis, and to provide for the education and professional fellowship of its members.
International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
provides a central resource for scientific disciplines with an interest in bone mass measurement.; offers a technical certification examination for iindividuals who perform bone densitometry.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
purpose is to promote and develop the high standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research; published the most influential journal in American Radiology, known as the Gray Journal.
Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
is devoted to advance computer applications and information technology in medical imaging through education and research.
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