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  • Wednesday, August 07, 2013 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Jun 28, 2013

    There has been little change in the use of mammography for routine screening for women since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation about it, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

    The USPSTF issued a recommendation in 2009 that women ages 50-74 years undergo biennial mammograms and women ages 40-49 make personal screening decisions.

    Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analyzed mammography rates before and after the USPSTF recommendation in 2006, 2008 and 2010. The analysis looked at data from 484,296 women ages 40-74, including health status, education level, race and ethnicity. 

    Results showed that there was no reduction in mammography use in 2010 compared to previous years and no significant reduction among younger women compared to older women.

    The ASRT continues to support annual screening using mammography and clinical breast examination for all women beginning at age 40. The American Cancer Society and Mayo Clinic also back these guidelines.

  • Sunday, August 04, 2013 9:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Academic degree requirement effective 2015 for primary certification

    Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiation Therapy and for the primary pathway to MRI and Sonography will undefined effective January 1, 2015 undefined call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by ARRT.

    ARRT believes that the general education courses required for an academic degree will provide a firm foundation to support the evolving role of the technologist and the lifelong learning necessitated by the increasing rate of technological change. Quantitative and communication skills and understanding of human behavior that are acquired through general education classes are believed by ARRT to have value in continuing to shape professionalism and advancement of a Registered Technologist’s role in healthcare.

    The degree will not need to be in radiologic sciences, and it can be earned before entering the educational program or after graduation from the program. The degree requirement will apply to graduates on or after January 1, 2015.

    Individuals who complete a recognized non-degree granting program prior to that date will not be subject to the degree requirement.

    During the period while the academic degree requirement was posted for public comment and approved by the Board of Trustees, many R.T.s voiced support as a “great advancement” for our profession.

    ARRT leadership fully expects non-degree granting programs to continue graduating well-qualified professionals who are eligible for ARRT certification undefined either through an articulation agreement with an ARRT-recognized degree-granting organization or by admitting only those who already have an academic degree.

    Learn more from the degree requirement FAQs. on the ARRT website

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2013 2:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Welcome to the new website. We hope this new website and will allow our membership to connect better with the MSRT and each other. 

    Please give us feedback on things you would like to see. We are working hard to make your experience with the MSRT better!
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