Radiologic technology (Radiol Tech)

Publisher: American Society of X-Ray Technicians; American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Journal description

Radiologic Technology is an official scholarly journal of the ASRT. Published continuously since 1929, it circulates to more than 100,000 readers worldwide. This award-winning bimonthly journal covers all disciplines and specialties within medical imaging, including radiography, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, sonography and cardiovascular-interventional radiography. In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, Radiologic Technology features continuing education article and a variety of columns and departments of interest to members of the profession.

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Website Radiologic Technology website
Other titles Radiologic technology
ISSN 0033-8397
OCLC 1646035
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A total of 326 programs are represented in the data collected. Based on the average number of full- and part-time faculty members reported per program, this survey represents more than 1500 faculty positions. Based on the forecast of retirement and career change for all faculty members, there will be a turnover of 700 to 800 positions over the next 5 to 10 years. Part-time/adjunct faculty vacancies are expected to create the greatest number of opportunities for technologists to make the transition to education, with approximately one third of current part-time/adjunct educators planning on leaving radiologic sciences education within 5 years. To encourage retention of part-time/adjunct educators, annual evaluations should be modified to recognize the important educational role these instructors play. There is a need to create enthusiasm and interest in education as a career pathway for radiologic technologists. Resources are needed that help radiologic technologists make the transition to teaching. Finally, the retention of educators must be emphasized. Program applicant trends indicate radiologic technology students are older, have prior postsecondary education experience or are making a career change. This data emphasizes the need for educators, both full time and part time, to understand the characteristics and needs of the adult learner. Adult learners bring a wealth of education, experience and life skills that create both opportunities and challenges in the classroom and clinical setting. All categories of respondents indicated that their current salaries were greater than those of program graduates in their firstjob. Of interest is that 1 in 5 (20%) of part-time/adjunct educators indicated the opposite--that program graduates earn more in their firstjob than educators earn. When asked about salaries if working full time in clinical practice, the majority of all groups indicated their salary would be about the same or would decrease. Only 20% of program directors, 21% of full-time educators and 26% of part-time/adjunct educators indicated their salary would be higher in clinical practice. Part-time/adjunct educators reported working the most in clinical practice within the past week to month. Program directors exhibited the greatest separation from clinical practice, with more than half indicating a gap of 2 years or more from practicing in the clinical environment. While academic achievement is common among the educator populations sampled, a very low percentage of these educators are seeking an advanced academic degree. Less than a third of those surveyed indicated that they were pursuing an advanced degree. Becoming involved in research is not a requirement for many current educators, although survey participants expressed an interest in information about how to conduct a research project. A primary motivator for conducting the faculty development needs assessment was to use the data in strategic planning to set priorities for the resources available to the ASRT Education Department. The data will help maximize ASRT support for present and future educators. Services created by the ASRT Education Department will deepen the relationship with this key segment of the professional community.
    Radiologic technology 09/2015; 76(3):211-5.

  • Radiologic technology 07/2015; 62(6):473-4.
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    ABSTRACT: The R.T. with the most frequently occurring demographics is certified in one category (radiography), has an associate degree, works full time as a staff radiographer in a hospital with more than 10 other radiographers and has more than 10 years of experience. As the trend data indicate, while these demographic characteristics are still the most frequently occurring, the demographic variance has increased over time.
    Radiologic technology 03/2015; 79(6):569-71.

  • Radiologic technology 05/2008; 79(5):395; author reply 395-6.
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    ABSTRACT: The field of surgery has advanced considerably during the past decade. New and innovative surgical techniques have emerged, many involving the use of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology procedures. Although these benefit patients, adequate radiation protection for the operating room staff is still an issue. This article provides information on diagnostic and therapeutic imaging exams performed in the operating room and discusses occupational radiation hazards for operating room staff, as well as the measures that must be taken to ensure radiation safety.
    Radiologic technology 05/2008; 79(5):415-28; quiz 429-31.

  • Radiologic technology 03/2008; 79(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Radiation protection practices range from strict adherence to safety practices to complacency to unsafe procedures. Variations in compliance with safety practices can result in unnecessary radiation exposure to technologists and patients. The objectives of this study were to advance the education and practice of the radiologic sciences by determining the degree of compliance with radiation safety practices as correlated to professional education, continuing education, years of employment in the radiologic sciences and work site. A 32-item questionnaire was mailed to a national random sample of 2000 certified radiologic technologists. A return rate of 23.9% yielded 454 questionnaires suitable for analysis. Mean scores for knowledge of and compliance with safety practices were 82% and 72%, respectively. Performance on individual items ranged from 95% compliance to 34% compliance. Two independent variables (ie, years of employment in the radiologic sciences and work site) were significantly related (P < .05) to adherence to safety practices. Results indicated the need for educational and organizational interventions to increase compliance with safety practices.
    Radiologic technology 03/2008; 79(4):297-305.
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    ABSTRACT: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), first identified in 1983 as the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), has created a worldwide pandemic. This article is an overview of the HIV/AIDS syndrome, including the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, epidemiology, treatment options and prevention for HIV/AIDS.
    Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(3):243-52; quiz 253-5.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(5):472.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):353-4.
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    ABSTRACT: "Fragile bones" have been described in medical literature for centuries. Cases dating from antiquity include dental and skeletal details eerily similar to those found among modern patients whose bones fracture easily and whose bodies show signs of muscular and other weakness. Osteogenesis imperfecta--whose name implies "imperfect birth of bone"--is one of these inherited fragile bone syndromes. A generalized disorder of the body's connective tissues, it is most obvious in its effect on bone, but also involves the body's ligaments, tendons, fascia, eyes, skin, teeth and ears. Radiographs, bone scans and other imaging tools are essential in the initial diagnosis, assessment of fracture risk, and planning and tracking of treatment.
    Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(6):535-48; quiz 549-51.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(3):270-2.
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    ABSTRACT: The renal system and its many functions are vital to an individual's overall health. This article discusses the important functions the kidneys carry out day to day, as well as the many different types of diseases and anomalies that affect the renal system. Some of the risk factors that cause renal disease can be minimized with physician monitoring; however, when disease is present the radiologic technologist plays a vital role in diagnosis and, ultimately, the patient's recovery.
    Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(5):433-46; quiz 447-9.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):355-6.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(4):306-8.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(6):572.

  • Radiologic technology 01/2008; 79(6):555-8.