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ARRT

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists- Promoting High Standards of Patient Care by Recognizing Qualified Individuals

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ASRT

American society of radiologic technologists - national education society
-small group of technologist that wanted to share knowledge
-46-112,000 members

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ACR

American college of radiology- group of radiologists that influence our career field.

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AMA

American medical assoc- group of physicians that influence our career field.

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History of ARRT

-Established 1922 by four members.
-283,680 members (2012)
-200 questions? 20 pilot questions

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REFERENCE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Primary exams:
-radiology
-nuclear med
-radiation therapy
Advanced:
-cardiovascular
-ct -mammography - MRI - sonography

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

9 members
5 technologists
4 physicians

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ARRT WEBSITE

Www. ARRT.org

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GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

Good moral character
No convictions, unless served entire sentence and cleared
Education: -completed educational program in radiography-accredited by JRCERT
-Application for certification within 5 years of program completion

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COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

Classroom AND clinical (63 patient exams need completed)

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EXAMINATION WINDOW

Process apps in 90 days, apply 3 months before grad

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APPLICATION FORMS ARE LOCATED WHERE?

Back of handbook

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AGREEMENT OF APPLICANTS

Applicants for certification must agree to abide by the ARRT rules and regulations

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APPLICATION STATUS REPORT

Id #, get a ticket that tells that you can call and register to take exam

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REGISTRY EXAM-categories

1. Radiation protection
2. Radiographic procedures
3. Equipment operation
4. Image production

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SCORE REPORT

Results come in 4 weeks, score above 75%!

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RENEWAL

Renew ARRT every year- $30

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

24 credits in 2years
-track own points
-join ASRT -they track points for you

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RSNA

Radiological society of North America
- international education society

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AHRA

American healthcare radiology administrators
- spinsters national, regional, and local meetings, awards continuing education units (ceu's)

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AEIRS

Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
-promotes common goal of safe radiology

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ACERT

Association of collegiate educators in radiologic technology
-provide forum forums for educators to share ideas, strategies, and solutions in their quest for excellence in radiologic science education.

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LEGISLATION

Mandates the licensing of radiologic techs by the states in which they work l
-provides standards to be passed by the states for the education and credentialing of ppl who administer radiologic procedures

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STATE/LOCAL AFFILIATES

37 states have mandatory certification
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