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Ohio Celebrates 2018 Nominees for ASRT Chapter Delegate Elections

OSRT is proud to recognize the following members nominated for the upcoming 2018 ASRT Chapter Delegate elections! Voting for the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates will take place Febrary 13 - March 6, 2018. All ASRT active members may vote. Your vote counts. Go vote today!

ASRT Education Delegate Nominees

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Angie Arnold, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
Department Chair and Program Director, Radiologic Technology
Sinclair Community College 

It is an honor to be nominated for ASRT Education Chapter delegate. As a longtime educator, Education Chapter delegate, Education Commission member, Reference Committee member, radiography curriculum project team member and affiliate delegate, I feel I have the experience and ability to speak on educational issues in the field. I am in my 32nd year as a radiographer with more than 20 years of my career spent full time in education. I am a two-time president of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists and I currently serve as OSRT historian and 2018 OSRT annual meeting co-chairperson. I have been active in OSRT and ASRT my entire career and in that time, I have adapted to the changes in our profession. I believe the decisions made in the ASRT House of Delegates are vital to the leadership of the profession and I would be honored to represent the nation’s educators as an Education Chapter delegate.

If elected I will communicate as often as needed to gain input from educators throughout the country and provide information on practice issues, concerns, etc. In a timely manner, I will provide electronic communication, articles, answer calls and reply to emails in order to make sure I have input from Education Chapter members. I will also rely on member input to cast my votes in the House of Delegates, which will be based on the needs of the Education Chapter members and not solely on my own program needs.

HeatherMoore Ed ChapterHeather Moore, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
Program Director, Allied Health Department
University of Cincinnati

I have been a radiologic technologist for 27 years and an educator for the past 13 years. I have been involved in my profession at the state and national levels for many years as a committee volunteer, committee chairperson, and in elected board and delegate positions. My experience with nonprofit organizations includes both my state society and foundation boards. I love the synergy that happens in the state and national professional organizations and plan to stay involved for many years to come!

If elected as a chapter delegate, I will stay current on local and national issues and utilize the communication tools available via the ASRT to make sure the chapter members are aware of the issues that affect them and the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession in general.

ASRT MRI Delegate Nominee

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Christine Gialousis, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR)
Educational Coordinator for the CT/MRI Program
Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging

I began my magnetic resonance imaging career in 1990. I have been lucky to work in many different types of MRI facilities and each taught me something new about my chosen career. Most recently, I had the good fortune to work with many MRI professionals on the Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee where we shared ideas openly and made significant updates to a dated standard. I am proud of our work and hope to continue this work as a delegate in 2018. This is the second time I have worked on the Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, having served in 2010 -2011. I believe my work at the Cleveland Clinic gives me insight into the things that are new in the field and helps me develop innovative ways to provide clinical scanning experience to the students in MRI.

The ASRT Communities were a great addition to the ASRT. I would continue to provide information via the ASRT Communities portal, but I would also work on a social media presence that was professional and connected to the younger members to keep them engaged and active in the ASRT.

ASRT Mammography Delegate Nominee

Nicole DouglasNicole Douglas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)
Breast Imaging Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Breast Center

I am also working with the University of Cincinnati and Blue Ash College to design and implement a similar mammography technical certificate program. I have spoken at the ASRT Educational Symposium on the topic of mammography and at two Siemens Innovations Conferences. I recently received my master’s of education in health professions education and am planning a full day seminar for Cleveland Clinic mammographers worth 5 continuing education credits. In addition to this project, I am in the process of designing an online orientation program for all Cleveland Clinic mammographers.

I plan to stay up to date with issues affecting the practice of mammography as I try to do currently. If I am elected as a delegate, I will spend more time getting involved with the mammography forum on the ASRT website. I have thought about creating a Directed Reading for CE credits and I would like to speak at the Symposium again if possible.

ASRT Nuclear Medicine Delegate Nominee

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Lucas Gross, M.S., R.T.(N), CNMT, NMTCB(CT)
Instructor, Nuclear Medicine Department
The University of Findlay

After graduating, I began working in the field at a large academic teaching facility. My primary responsibility was clinical, but I took additional responsibility to help develop and implement improvements in diagnostic protocols, enhance image quality and reduce the patient’s radiation dose. I initiated an internal website for our department that helped to centralize, standardize and provide access to our imaging protocols. I presented lectures on nuclear medicine to cardiology fellows and offered job shadowing to radiology residents, which they found useful in understanding the techniques and procedures. My professional outreach extends beyond the clinic through presentations at continuing education events. I recently changed roles in nuclear medicine becoming an instructor at a nuclear medicine technologist program. I am a current member of the Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists and Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. I have begun working on a Ph.D. in health sciences.

One of the challenges facing the nuclear medicine chapter is the proliferation of hybrid fusion modalities, such as PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MRI and optical imaging may soon join in. Pathways must be developed and implemented through relevant boards that would prepare technologists for cross training in relevant modalities of hybrid cameras. I would like to work through ASRT committees to organize this process in order to facilitate career development for technologists who would be prepared to provide quality service to the patients. This requires immediate attention before the third party payers and general public begins to scrutinize this area of imaging, which may possibly lead to reimbursement cuts and job losses. I would like to represent the nuclear medicine stakeholders and ensure that high-quality care and standards of care are maintained.

ASRT Quality Management Delegate

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Julie Gill, Ph.D, R.T.(R)(QM)
Department Chair, Allied Health Department
University of Cincinnati

I have been in an educational management position for most of the past 25 years. I have also been very active in the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, the ASRT and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. Through experience, my management skills have developed and I value every team member with which I work. All team members have strengths that can be leveraged for the good of the team and I try to work with team members to benefit all colleagues. I fully understand the need and value of compliance with policies and regulations and I strive to make sure that those who I work with do the same. We work hard and that work ethic has led to success.

If elected as a chapter delegate, I would use the chapter community page to provide information and to ask for feedback and input from chapter members. As chapter members ask questions, then I would make every effort to find the answers and post them promptly. In an effort to learn from each other, I would encourage chapter members to post questions and issues on the community page so that we can interact with each other regularly. There is vast experience among chapter members and we have so much to learn from each other!

 

2018 OSRT Election-Congratulations Winners!

The 2018 OSRT Board of Directors and Technologist of the Year election results are in. Your vote mattered! Congratulations to Julie, Debra, Kristinand Terri! We look forward to celebrating with you at the annual meeting! 

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President-elect Board of Directors: Julie Gill, Ph.D, R.T.(R)(QM)
As a current and past member of the OSRT Board of Directors, I am seeking election as President-elect. I have extensive experience within the OSRT which includes service on multiple committees and tasks forces. I am very familiar with the OSRT's Bylaws and Procedure Manual as well as the culture of the organization. I have also served on the ASRT Board of Directors for five years, serving as Treasurer/Secretary, Vice President, President-elect, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. I am keenly aware of the relationship between the ASRT and the OSRT and how the two organizations work collaboratively to advocate for our profession. My experience with the OSRT and the ASRT will help me to serve in the role as President-elect for the OSRT as well as the eventual positions of President, and Junior and Senior Chairperson of the Board of Directors. I look forward to continuing to serve the members of our profession through executive leadership within the OSRT

Board of Directors: Debra Myers, M.Ed, R.T.(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVTDebra Myers

I have been an OSRT member since 2008. I have served on several committees for the OSRT including membership committee, marketing, and annual meeting committees. I am also a member of the OSRT Foundation Board. I am the chair for the ASRT Sonography Chapter. I have also served as a Sonography Chapter Delegate for the ASRT. I hold credentials as an ARRT (R), RDMS, RDCS, and RVT. I have my M. ED. I am the current Program Director for Medical Imaging Programs at Marion Technical College. Marion Technical College provided the Ballinger Mock Exam for the 2016 OSRT Annual Meeting.

Kristin SeitzBoard of Directors: Kristin Seitz, BSMI, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), MRSO (MRSC™)

I have been an MR/CT technologist for over 25 years. I am proud to have served on the OSRT Health Policy Committee for the past two years and on the Membership Committee this past year. Participating in Advocacy Day at the Statehouse and the OSRT Leadership Academy over the past year has broadened my perspective to issues that affect technologists from not just Central Ohio, but the entire state. I am also honored to represent Ohio as a Delegate and Co-Chair of the MR Chapter of the ASRT, and as a recipient of an ASRT/ARRT Advancing Your Profession: Educational and Professional Growth Grant for 2018. I feel that I have the ability to make a positive contribution to the OSRT and look forward to learning from the experiences of

Technologis of the Year Award Winner: Terri Bruckner, Ph.D., R.T. (R)(CV) Terri Bruckner

Terri Bruckner has served the OSRT in many capacities over the years. She served as a co-chair of the Membership Committee, the Policy and Procedure Manual Task Force, the Quiz Bowl Committee, and the Executive Board Committee. In addition, she has been instrumental in rewriting and reformatting the OSRT Policy & Procedure Manual this past year. Terri served as the 2014-2015 OSRT Board President and is now currently serving as the Senior Board Chair. Terri's first term as Senior Board Chair was in 2016-2017. Due to the resignation of an executive board member, Terri stepped up and accepted an appointment for the Senior Board Chair for a second year, even though she should have been enjoying her retirement!

ASRT Foundation Drawing-Help OSRT Win!

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Calling alll Ohio RTs-Help OSRT Win Again!

Make every ASRT Foundation Annual Drawing ticket sale count for OSRT! Members are encouraged to purchase ASRT Foundation Annual Drawing tickets for a chance to win a 5-night dream vacation to one of three fabulous destinations: Maui, Hawaii; Jackson Hole, WY; or New York City. Ticket sales open February 19 through May 31, 2018.  

Ohio RTs who purchase tickets should select 'State Affiliate' when purchasing tickets to ensure OSRT is credited for the sales. Prizes will be awarded to the affiliate societies with the most money raised per capita and the societies with the most tickets sold. First prize for each affiliate sales category is $750; second prize for each category is $250.

Ticket price: $25 each, with discounts for multiticket packages
Eligibility: Only ASRT members are eligible to purchase tickets and claim prize
Official Rules
Questions?: See Affiliate Competition or email  ASRT Foundation or call 800-444-2778 Ext. 1912.

ABII Seeks Comments on Proposed CIIP Test

The American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) welcomes input from imaging informatics professionals on the proposed Test Content Outline (TCO) for its Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals (CIIP) test. You need not be certified through ABII, but you need to be working in the profession. The TCO identifies areas to cover on the test, and weights them according to importance.The content specifications only include topics that link directly to one or more activities from tasks performed by imaging informatics professionals.

In March 2017, an online survey of possible tasks was created by the ABII Practice Analysis Advisory Committee (composed of subject matter experts from throughout the nation) and made available to imaging informatics professionals for comment. In November 2017, the committee reviewed the practice analysis comments and proposed changes to the TCO. The committee will review the comments for possible changes and submit the TCO to the ABII Board of Trustees.The revised TCO has a scheduled implementation date of March 1, 2019.

See the links below. Please review the TCO and provide feedback via the online survey on or before March 15, 2018.. The survey is the official method by which feedback is tracked. Comments will be reviewed for potential changes to the proposed revisions.

Proposed Test Content Outline
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