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ARRT's Call for Comments

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has issued a call for comments regarding changes to its governing documents. Proposed changes relate to ARRT’s Quality Management (QM) and Vascular Sonography (VS) credentials and changes. Also proposed, are conditions that relate to all R.T.s subject to Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR). The deadline to comment is May 4,2018. Use this link to review changes and to Comment.

Ohio RTs Make National News!

Congratulations Ohio RTs!

Dr. Tricia Leggett, R.T.(R)(QM) from Bowerston, Ohio is being elevated to Fellow status in the American Socciety of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Dr. Leggett is director of instructional design and technology for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. She formerly served on the faculty of the radiologic technology program at Zane State College in Zanesville, Ohio, and was a contributing author to the Radiographic Pathology for Technologists textbook for the fifth, sixth and seventh editions. An ASRT member since 1988, Dr. Leggett served on ASRT's Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board for 10 years and participated in several ASRT workgroups and committees. In addition, Dr. Leggett’s leadership with the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists includes nearly a decade of service on its board of directors. ASRT membership will recognize the recipients at the Honors Evening ceremony at the annual governance meeting in Las Vegas on June 22.

Ohio also scored on the 2018 ASRT House of Delegates election. Congratulations to Lucas Gross, M.S., R.T.(N), NMTCB CT, CNMT of Findlay, Ohio as Nuclear Medicine Delegate, Dr. Julie Gill, Ph.D,R.T.(R)(QM) of Ashville, Ohio as Quality Management Delegate, Nicole Douglas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M) of Willoughby, Ohio as Mammography Alternate Delegate, and Christine Gialousis, M.Ed.,RT, (R)(M)(MR)(CT) as MRI Alternate Delegate. 

Dr. Nina Kowalczyk, R.T.(R)(QM)(CT), FASRT of Columbus, Ohio was elected as President-elect of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc. (AEIRS). Nina is a prolific writer; in addition to her Fellow status, she holds life membership in ASRT and has held numerous elected positions in national and state-level professional organizations. 

Congratulations also to Po Hu AS,RT(N),CNMT, from Westerville, Ohio. Ms. Hu published an article in Radiologic Technology, titled “Language Barriers: How professional interpreters can enhance patient care.” Dr. Tricia Leggett also published “Getting to the Heart of the Matter: How to Write an Abstract.”

We are proud of the professionalism and dedicated service that these Ohio technologists provide to the profession and in representing all Ohio RTs! 

 

 

March on Columbus

Ohio State CapitolOSRT invites you to participate in “March on Columbus,” a chance for you to advocate for the profession of medical imaging and radiation therapy through preset meetings with Ohio legislators. Participants will be paired with experienced OSRT members to help you navigate the Ohio Statehouse and guide conversation with legislators

March on Columbus initially was to take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Due to unexpected snow, the March was cancelled and will be rescheduled for sometime this summer. Mark your calendars now to join fellow RTs as we meet with our lawmakers! We need your voice to make a difference on behalf of all Ohio medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals! We look forward to meeting with you in Columbus! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today!

Tiffany Roman and the Health Policy Committee

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.