Hospitals are much like a small city. Housekeeping/EVS Dietary Security Nurses Engineering Chaplain Counseling services Administration Doctors Laboratory Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging All working TOGETHER to do WHAT? Health Care Team
Patient Care….that is why we are here • The well-being of patient requires the cooperative efforts of MANY team members.
Imaging Department • Radiology or Diagnostic Imaging • Radiologist • Technologists • Radiology Assistants/Transporters • Film Library Staff • Reception Staff • Managers/Department Leaders • PACS Manager
Career Paths in Radiology • Technologist’s: • Primary Certifications • Radiography • Nuclear Medicine Technology • Radiation Therapy • Sonography • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mammography Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality Management Sonography Bone Densitometry Vascular Sonography Cardiac-Interventional Radiography Vascular-Interventional Radiography Breast Sonography Registered Radiologist Assistant Career Paths in Radiology
Communication • Dependent on the ability of ALL team members to relay information systematically, preventing essential details from being overlooked. • One of the biggest challenges in health care today!
Radiography as a Profession • A profession is not only a field of study but also the application of specialized knowledge to benefit others. A profession is organized to govern itself – to effectively set standards of professional behavior, education, and qualification to practice, and to enforce those standards within its ranks.
Radiography as a Profession • A profession is expected to advance and to continually review and challenge the basis of knowledge on which it functions. • Life long learning through continuing education. Licensure requirement
ARRT…. news • ARRT certifications awarded January 1, 2011, and thereafter will be time-limited to 10 years. Prior to the end of the 10-year period, the individual will be required to demonstrate continued qualifications in order to continue to hold the certification. • But, ARRT certifications that are awarded in advance of January 1, 2011, and that are kept currently registered, will not be subject to Continued Qualifications requirements.
Professional Organizations • ASRT – American Society of Radiological Technologists. • The oldest and largest national professional association for technologists in Radiologic sciences. 1920. • Developed Radiologic science curriculum for all modalities. Sets the instructional standards across the nation.
ASRT • The only nationally recognized professional society representing all radiologic technologists in the U.S. • Serves its membership in many ways, including significant contribution to education, professional advancement, legislation, and public relations. Opportunities for CE’s at a low cost….
Homework Assignment • From asrt.org • Write a short summary explaining what ASRT is trying to accomplish with the “CARE bill” • Go to…..Legislative & Regulatory • Extra credit opportunity in RT 106 for joining ASRT…..
Asrt.org for Students • Check out the Student page • Job opportunities • Scholarships • Membership Discount
CSRT • California Society of Radiologic Technologists • www.csrt.org - Extra credit for joining • Hosting conference this November in San Jose area. In conjunction with Rad Tech Week. Second week of November. • Why early November? • Good opportunity for CE’s. Keep this in mind for your professional future.
ECC Radiologic Technology ProgramMission Statement • The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare well qualified imaging practitioners who are committed to professional growth and life long learning, while supporting the highest standards of ethics, patient care, and technical practice.
Goal # 4 • Instill in the student appreciation for the concept of life long learning and continued education along with the value of participation in professional organizations.