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Nov 03, 2016, 11:35 ET X-ray Coolness Factor Catalyst for STEM Program

The discovery of the x-ray in 1895 transformed the medical profession. Today it remains a cornerstone of medicine through its use in x-ray,...


Mar 01, 2016, 14:17 ET Radcademy Teaches Teens About the Science Behind X-ray Procedures

"Pretty rad!" That's how one teenager describes radiologic technology in a new campaign that teaches kids about the world of medical imaging and...


Nov 06, 2015, 17:02 ET The X-ray Celebrates Its 120th Birthday

The birth of radiologic technology began on Nov. 8, 1895, when German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray. Hailed as a medical...


Nov 03, 2014, 10:41 ET A Look Inside Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

An estimated 159 million x-ray procedures were performed in the United States in 2013. This important technology has been detecting broken bones,...


Nov 05, 2013, 10:00 ET 2013 National Radiologic Technology Week® Highlights Radiologic Technologists' Drive for Excellence

Radiologic technologists' ongoing efforts to provide excellent patient care inspired the theme of this year's National Radiologic Technology...


Oct 23, 2013, 12:24 ET ACE Campaign Shines Light on R.T. Role

 Elevating the status of the nation's radiologic technologists has been an ongoing goal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists....


Jun 11, 2013, 15:00 ET Study Shows Students Aren't Aware Condoms Don't Provide Full Protection From HPV

 Only 15.5 percent of college students know that condoms don't fully protect a person from contacting the human papillomavirus, and this lack...


Nov 05, 2011, 09:00 ET Passion for Patient Care Marks 2011 National Radiologic Technology Week®

  Supported by a patient-safety theme encompassing the spirit of the radiologic technology profession, National Radiologic Technology...


Oct 07, 2011, 13:57 ET Manage Mammogram Stress With ASRT's Preparation Checklist

Mammography is the best way to find breast cancer early. This simple, low-dose x-ray procedure can detect breast abnormalities up to two years...


Jun 03, 2011, 17:18 ET Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Personnel Certification Bill Introduced in Congress

Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that will set federal minimum education and certification standards...


Oct 20, 2009, 16:43 ET HEALTHeCAREERS Network Renews $15,000 Scholarship Pledge

Contribution provides funding for continuing education Aaron K. Sarff is one of 10 radiologic technologists to receive a recent...


Oct 02, 2007, 01:00 ET Medical Imaging Revolutionizes Modern Medicine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical imaging is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures in the United...


Jul 26, 2007, 01:00 ET R.T. Wages Continue to Increase, but at Slower Rate, ASRT Survey Shows

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a survey of nearly 10,000 radiologic technologists showed their average...


Apr 02, 2007, 01:00 ET Senators Enzi, Kennedy Introduce 2007 CARE Bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation...


Oct 17, 2006, 01:00 ET Professor's Discovery Led to Modern Medical Imaging

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov. 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen made a scientific discovery that would revolutionize modern...


Oct 19, 2005, 01:00 ET What Patients Should Know About X-rays

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 million radiologic procedures are performed annually in the United States, ranging from...