There have been many advancements in medicine and medical technology in recent years, and many of them have been made possible by the important work done by imaging professionals around the country every day.
Thanking Our Imaging Technologists
November 6 – 12 is National Radiologic Technology Week, and the teams at HALO, Prostate Laser Center, and Precision Imaging Centers want to thank the amazing imaging technologists who help improve patients’ lives with their dedication and hard work. The week takes place during November to celebrate the discovery of the x-ray by scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen on November 8, 1895. 127 years later, we continue to commemorate the discoveries that allow people to live longer, healthier lives. This year’s theme is “Aiming to Heal.”
What Do Imaging Professionals Do?
Radiologic technologists are responsible for examination techniques, patient safety from radiation, and the management of powerful equipment. Medical teams rely on them for imaging like MRIs, x-rays, and CT scans to see inside the human body. Radiologic technologists serve as the “eyes” of the medical team and work to get a clear picture and allow the team to diagnose, monitor, or treat patients in need of medical care. Without them, the entire team would be at a disadvantage. Imaging technology is vital for treating some of the most challenging injuries and illnesses like cancer, vascular disease, spinal cord abnormalities, digestive disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and more.
Some medical treatments like laser focal therapy are guided by MRIs throughout the procedure, so the experience and skills of imaging professionals determines a successful outcome for the patient. Their contributions are endless, and they deserve recognition and appreciation for their amazing work.