National Radiologic Technology Week commemorates the invention of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in addition to recognizing today’s radiation therapy professionals and their dedication to patient care. To honor radiologic technologists (R.T.s) at healthcare organizations across the nation those on social media are taking to Twitter to show their appreciation using #NRTW19.
#ASRTMember Lorenza Clausen, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO, has been an R.T. for 23 years. Tell us why you are proud to be an R.T. #ProudtobeanRT #NRTW19 #NationalRadiologicTechnologyWeek #ASRT pic.twitter.com/inQuyC1Y59
— ASRT (@ASRT) November 4, 2019
To kick start the week the American Society of Radiologic Technologists gave those in the industry the opportunity to explain why they’re #ProudtobeanRT like Lorenza Clausen, a radiologic technologist with more than 23 years of experience.
The launch of #Ci2, replacing #PACS w/ enterprise #imaging strategies, and the 1st #ai #imaging system to receive @US_FDA clearance – read more details in this medical imaging roundup in honor of #NRTW19. https://t.co/5oBGRcT3zB pic.twitter.com/JC6wmO5lbH
— FutureHealthcare2Day (@FutureHCToday) November 6, 2019
#NRTW19 also helped to highlight several advancements in medical imaging including the upgrade from PACS to enterprise imaging systems which improves the staff experience by providing a more comprehensive platform with the ability to safely and securely take images and make them accessible for sharing across departments.
— MedicalTechSchools (@MedTechSchools) November 4, 2019
Throughout the week several interviews were featured including one with Stephanie Johnson, President of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, where she forecasted the future of radiologic technology.
“Radiologic technology is one of healthcare’s oldest diagnostic imaging tools as well as one of the most rapidly advancing,” explained Johnson. “The technology that is yet to come will, no doubt, be more powerful, more precise, safer, faster, and smaller. I’m confident that the profession will see virtual reality, artificial intelligence, multi-disciplinary hybrid imaging, and other advances in the future.”
— Philips Healthcare (@PhilipsHealth) November 5, 2019
In addition to forecasting the future companies like Philips illustrate the importance of artificial intelligence and automation as a necessity in the growing industry especially as it pertains to the staff experience. Philips explains that AI and automation will help to lessen physician burnout by enhancing job satisfaction, improving communication and information gaps, and providing more confidence in imaging systems operation.
Keep up with National Radiologic Technology Week by following #NRTW19 on Twitter and by checking Future Healthcare Today for news on advancements in medical imaging including tomorrow’s article featuring SimonMed Imaging’s Duleep Wikramanayake and NetApp’s Tony Turner.