Radiologic technology (Radiol Tech)
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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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.
Article: High tech and in touch.
Article: Demographics of the profession[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
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.
Article: Osteogenesis imperfecta[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
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.
Article: Are R.T.s embracing the RA role?
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ABSTRACT: Each year, more than 1.4 million people suffer traumatic brain injury and about 700 000 strokes occur. Consequently, imaging for cerebrovascular injury is an important part of the imaging specialist's job. Computed tomography is accepted widely as the gold standard for imaging intracerebral hemorrhage; however, magnetic resonance imaging can be useful in defining the extent of injury and long-term evaluation of blood flow, water movement and chemical abnormalities that are useful in developing long-term treatment planning. In addition, this Directed Reading uses images of gross specimens to illustrate cerebrovascular injury. This article is a Directed Reading. Your access to Directed Reading quizzes for continuing education credit is determined by your area of interest. For access to other quizzes, go to www.asrt.org/store.
Article: Streaking in a darkroom.
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ABSTRACT: Online courses are becoming increasingly common in all academic disciplines and many studies have indicated that there is no significant difference in student outcomes between the 2 instructional methods or, more recently, that online instruction is superior. However, because course content and expectations about mastery of material vary, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of online courses in different academic disciplines and settings, including radiologic technology. To examine the instructional effectiveness of 2 online radiologic science courses that were converted from a face-to-face instruction format. Archival data were gathered from a sample of convenience (N = 317) to compare 2 years of performance indicators for each course and format. This study also compared course formats in terms of national certification exam results. The results regarding which delivery type performed better were mixed. However, the national certification exam scores for the patient care section were higher for students who completed face-to-face instruction than for those who had online instruction.
Article: The aneurysm that wouldn't quit.
Article: Jumping to conclusions?
Article: Perils of drug mules.
Article: Renal disorders.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
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.
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