Following UP: Shielding Requirements for RT’s

Have RT’s forgotten and forgone their shielding policies in lieu of the recent debate? It’s been almost five years since the shielding debate began about gonadal shielding. I wrote my first blogs in January and February, 2018. ASRT published their white paper on the subject on July 2, 2019.  Then the NCRP issued a statement regarding what they interpreted the shielding requirements to state. Last … Continue reading Following UP: Shielding Requirements for RT’s

ACR Changes CT and MRI Accreditation Contrast Media Supervision Requirements

Beginning on March 31, 2020, special requirements for contrast media supervision were implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy related to direct supervision and included a requirement for direct communication with an immediately available technologist, nurse, or advanced practice provider. This allowed for the virtual presence of a physician through audio/video real-time communications technology during the emergency period. The requirements were temporary and only … Continue reading ACR Changes CT and MRI Accreditation Contrast Media Supervision Requirements

What Qualities Make a Good Leader?

Leadership /ˈlēdərˌSHip/ (noun): the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Anyone can be assigned a leadership role, for example, a manager, supervisor, commander, etc. A leader doesn’t always come with a title, and a title doesn’t always make someone a good leader. A person with good leadership skills is able to create connections with their group members and build a solid … Continue reading What Qualities Make a Good Leader?

How to Create a LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare Practice

In the last ten years, the percentage of US adults who identify as something other than heterosexual has more than doubled. How does this affect medical practices? Finding LGBTQIA+ friendly places don’t pertain only to bars and social groups, but also to making sure as a community we get the proper care we need. If you are looking to make a practice more inclusive and … Continue reading How to Create a LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare Practice

Dedicated Breast CT: New Technology

One of the primary barriers to women scheduling mammograms is the discomfort – or the fear of the discomfort – from the compression required to remove overlapping tissue for a diagnostic image. Many solutions have been explored to reduce the discomfort or pain in the procedure, including allowing the patient to control the amount of compression used for imaging. In many facilities, this option is … Continue reading Dedicated Breast CT: New Technology

Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

Picture this: You finish clinical training, you get all your certifications, you get a license to practice, and you’re ready to work. A contract is offered to you by XYZ hospital. You gladly take it and thank them for giving you the opportunity. Suddenly the job isn’t what you expected. You are overworked, underpaid, and never know where you’ll be working– but it was stated … Continue reading Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

New ASRT Leadership Scholarship Announced

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has announced a new scholarship award for leadership. Award applications will open September 1, 2022, and close October 31, 2022. This scholarship is endowed by Marilyn Sackett, RT(R), FASRT, President of Advanced Health Education Center, LTD.   The annual award of up to $5,000 supports expenses associated with leadership education or development. The activities that are selected for funding … Continue reading New ASRT Leadership Scholarship Announced

3 Worst Things To Do When Applying for a Job

As credentialing specialists at MEDRelief Staffing, we see every applicant who comes through looking for a job. Most days, we are swamped with multiple applications at a time, and there are rare occasions where we have reached out to everyone by the end of the day. After doing this job for over a year, it still surprises me when a candidate does not finish the … Continue reading 3 Worst Things To Do When Applying for a Job