Radiologic Technology Week

November 06, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Radiology Tech Week

Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations is the prime goal for the nation's radiologic technologists. To recognize the vital work of its R.T.s, Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week®, Nov. 5-11.

After passing national board tests, radiologic technologists are required to complete 24 continuing education credits every two years. Staying abreast of the latest methods and technologies is critical to delivering quality patient care.

Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. partners with Mount Marty College to provide radiologic technology students hands-on learning experience under the supervision of certified radiographers. According to Diane Larson, RN, director of nursing, through that partnership "We mutually design clinical experiences of academics, clinical preparation and share responsibility for continuous improvement of student preparation to join the healthcare workforce. "

Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment and restore patient health. R.T.s specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and general diagnostic radiology.