National Radiologic Technology Week – Positioning to Save Lives 24/7
National Radiologic Technology Week
Positioning to Save Lives
On November 8th, 1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-Rays, a discovery that would forever change the course of medicine.
Prior to the x-rays, physicians had no way of seeing what was going on inside the human body, making diagnosis a difficult task. We have come a long way in the last 122 years, our technology has advanced, and doctors are now able to obtain high-quality images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels, these advances help save lives and improve patient care, but, none of it would be possible without the help of radiologic technologists.
This week the staff of Prestige ER joins the rest of the medical community in celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week®. The goal of this week-long celebration is to both honor the valuable work R.T.’s do every day and to educate the public about the important role these professionals have in emergency medicine and other fields.
Meet the X-Ray Experts!
What do Radiologic Technologists Do in the Emergency Room?
Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations in our ER, they are responsible for accurately positioning the patient and ensuring the quality of the images obtained from the examination.
When it comes to medical imaging, positioning is very important, so much so that this year’s National Radiologic Technology Week® there is “Positioning to Save Lives”. Having the patient lay still while the machines are scanning the body is key to producing high-quality images that provide all the necessary data for our emergency physicians to make an accurate diagnosis and decide on the best treatment course.
Do you need an X-Ray, CT Scan or Ultrasound? Prestige ER is Open 24/7 in Plano.
What Qualifications do Radiologic Technologists Need?
Being a certified R.T. requires a lot of education and sacrifice, it is not only a matter of learning how to operate a specific machine. Radiologic technologists are educated in human anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and protection protocols, and patient care.
Radiologic technologists must complete either a two-year education program in an accredited hospital-based program or complete a two or four-year academic education program. After this, they must pass a national certification examination and in order to maintain their certification valid, they must continuously earn education credits.
Technology advances every day, at Prestige ER we are continuously upgrading our equipment to offer the best possible patient care to the members of the Plano community, and every time we upgrade, our R.T.’s receive specialized training. This means our radiologic technologists are amongst the most qualified medical professionals in the city.
What Makes the R.T.’s at Prestige ER different?
Quality patient care is the number one priority at Prestige ER, and we understand that aside from the most advanced technology and renowned emergency physicians and technologists, human interaction is the most important aspect of patient care.
Our radiologic technologists are some of the best people you will ever have the pleasure of knowing, they are kind, dedicated professionals whose top priority is your wellbeing. They are esteemed members of our community and share the same values as we do.
They work long hours, under extreme pressure but, they always have a smile on their face, and a kind word on their lips, they guide, educate, and reassure patients.
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When it’s Time to Visit the ER
At Prestige ER, we are proud to be able to work with such amazing professionals, and we hope you will join us in celebrating and honoring their hard work and dedication this week.
We are available 24/7 because an accident can happen at any time. Do not risk your health by not getting an indepth insight into an injury, visit us immediately on.
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