National Radiologic Technology Week® kicks off

GREENVILLE – Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation treatments is the prime goal for the nation’s radiologic technologists (RT). To recognize the vital work of its R.T.s, Wayne HealthCare is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week® (NRTW), today through Nov. 14.

NRTW was created in 1979 by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) which represents more than 152,000 members. The event is celebrated each year during the week of Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895.

Wayne HealthCare employs 21 imaging technologists with more than 463 years of experience. In 1937, one lone x-ray machine existed; it was located next to the nursery in the two-story brick house, known as Greenville Hospital. Presently, Wayne HealthCare utilizes multiple imaging machines.

“We have two state of the art digital x-ray systems, one of which was the first of its type installed in the United States,” said a spokesperson. “A Computed Tomography scanner, Mammography unit and Bone Density scanner are also used. We have advanced mobile x-ray equipment that includes surgical c-arms for intra-operative imaging, two ultrasound units, MRI unit, and two nuclear medicine scanners.”

The spokesperson continued, “Our medical imaging and 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. Our technologists specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and general diagnostic radiology. We provide world class imaging and leading edge technology right here in your backyard. All of our technologists are licensed and participate in continuing education programs to stay abreast of exciting medical imaging developments.”

As part of the hospital’s celebration, Wayne HealthCare imaging department information will be on display throughout the month of November in the hospital’s Main Lobby.

“Stop by to learn of the imaging procedures available at Wayne HealthCare, and schedule your next visit with us,” the spokesperson concluded. “You have the right to request that your exams be done locally.”

Contact: Terri Flood, (937) 547-5704, [email protected]

Staff reports