PHC Medical Imaging Technologists Celebrate MRT Week at MSJ and SPH

Nov 2, 2016 | News

Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) across Canada will be celebrated for their work during Medical Radiation Technologists’ Week, November 8-14, 2015. These nationally certified technologists and therapists are committed to delivering compassionate care to patients, while delivering critical “high-tech” services to physicians and other healthcare professionals. MRTs deliver technology with care in hospitals and clinics from coast to coast, and also on the battlefields wherever the Canadian Forces are deployed; and in the dressing rooms of our professional sport teams.

Bel, Theo, Mitra, Andrew, Elena and Eric are a few of our Medical Radiation Technologists at PHC and some of the thousands of MRTs who will be celebrating MRT Week 2015.

Sponsored by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and its provincial partners, MRT Week shines a spotlight on this dynamic area of healthcare to increase awareness and understanding of the contributions of the professionals involved in the clinical applications of medical radiation technology.

The MRT profession today includes a diverse array of highly-trained professionals representing various disciplines in medical imaging and radiation therapy:

Magnetic Resonance Technologists produce diagnostic images with equipment that generates radio waves and a strong magnetic field. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology and physiology allows MRI technologists to obtain images, monitor and care for patients during scans.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists have technical expertise in the use of radiopharmaceuticals and radiation physics, allowing them to perform diagnostic imaging procedures with sophisticated technology. Their use of exceptional quality assurance techniques provides for patient safety and comfort.

Radiation Therapists are responsible for planning and administering radiation treatment for cancer patients. Therapists offer ongoing care and support to patients and their families during the course of treatment.

Radiological Technologists produce images of body parts and systems by performing exams in general x-ray, CT, breast imaging and operating room procedures. They are expert in the operation of complex medical radiation equipment, while providing comprehensive, compassionate care to each patient.

For more information about the MRT profession in Canada, visit www.imageofcare.ca.
For information about CAMRT and its provincial associations, visit www.camrt.ca.

About CAMRT: The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is the national professional association and certifying body for radiological, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging technologists and radiation therapists. Recognized at home and internationally as a leading advocate for the profession of medical radiation technology, the CAMRT is an authoritative voice on the critical issues that affect its members and their practice. Established in 1942, the CAMRT today represents over 12,000 members.

 

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