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Ultrasound CQR and Structured Education

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By: CE4RT


The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has implemented a system of Structured Education and Continuing Qualification Requirements (CQR). The new requirements do not apply to Radiologic Technologists certified before January 1, 2011. However, technologists who first got their certificate on or after 1/1/2011 have a time-limited license that is valid for 10 years. Renewing certification for an additional 10 years requires completion of the CQR process. Also, to remain compliant with ARRT rules and regulations and the Standard of Ethics, R.T.’s are required to complete a renewal process annually and continuing education requirements every two years. R.T.s in Sonography need CE credits related directly to this subject. This is known as structured education.

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Nuclear Medicine CQR and Structured Education

Female X-ray technician

By: CE4RT


To ensure quality healthcare, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has implemented a system of periodic evaluation consisting of Structured Education and Continuing Qualification Requirements (CQR). Radiologic Technologists certified before January 1, 2011, are not affected by these new requirements. Technologists who were certificate on or after 1/1/2011 receive a time-limited 10-year license. Once the 10 years are up, certification can be renewed for another 10 years by completing the CQR process. In addition, compliance with the ARRT rules and regulations includes an annual renewal process and biennial continuing education requirements. R.T.s in Nuclear Medicine require specific CE credits related to their certification. The ARRT calls this structured education.

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Principles in Medical Ethics

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By: CE4RT

Radiologic technologists are healthcare providers and are therefore obliged to follow certain values and principles. Values such as these do not give answers as to how to handle a particular situation, but provide a useful framework for understanding conflicts. Sometimes, no good solution to a dilemma in medical ethics exists, and occasionally, the values of the medical community (i.e., the hospital and its staff) conflict with the values of the individual patient, family, or larger non-medical community. These values are the basis of the ARRT code of ethics which is strictly enforced.

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Landmark Events in American Medical Ethics

By: CE4RT

Medical ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. These principles apply to all who work in the healthcare field. Radiologic Technologists have an obligation to understand the theories, debates, and philosophies of medical ethics since it applies to their everyday life.

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Radiography and Pregnancy

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By: CE4RT

All radiographers learn in school why radiation is dangerous to a pregnant patient’s fetus, and that it’s very important to screen for pregnant patients allowing the physician to be informed that there is a risk.
Likewise, if you are working as a radiologic technologist, and you get pregnant, it is normal to have some concern about the harmful effects of radiation reaching your baby. Do X-ray techs need pregnancy precautions? Even though the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that a radiographer can continue to safely perform their job without risk to the fetus as long as policies and guidelines are followed, every radiographer should review what the potential effects are.

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Scheduling a Mammogram

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By: Stacey Nester

Positive patient communication begins at the time the mammogram appointment is scheduled. Instilling confidence in the women is of utmost importance to acquiring the best images possible as well as ensuring women have a positive experience at your facility. The scheduling personnel should be trained in approaching the mammogram patient with care.

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