It’s National Radiologic Technology Week®! Sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, this week is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of R.T.s across the nation.

“Radiologic technologists perform hundreds of millions of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy procedures every year. As one of the largest categories of health care providers, the nation’s 337,000 registered radiologic technologists are on the job day in and day out.

Responsible for radiation safety and protection, equipment protocols, examination techniques and much more, radiologic technologists embrace their role as compassionate front-line caregivers who also operate state-of-the-art equipment such as x-ray machines, computed tomography scanners and linear accelerators. Their work to produce high quality medical images or perform intricate radiation therapy treatments is crucial in helping physicians diagnose injuries and treat diseases.

National Radiologic Technology Week®, held every November to recognize the discovery of the x-ray on Nov. 8, 1895, celebrates our nation’s radiologic technologists and the vital role they play on the health care team. Sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, this year’s National Radiologic Technology Week theme is Powerful Together. It highlights radiologic technologists’ unwavering commitment to advancing quality health care through the power of teamwork, ensuring every patient receives exceptional care.

The nation’s 337,000 registered radiologic technologists are credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.” (American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018)