GLOSSARY OF TERMS
accreditation: confirmation by an outside agency that an institution or program
conforms to established standards (para 5-3).
The American College of Radiology (ACR): professional membership organization
that represents the interests of physician specialists, and so forth, radiologists; provides
educational programs for radiological technologists (para 5-8).
American Registry of Clinical Radiography Technologists (ARCRT)
: run by
working technologists who set policy; promote high standards of training, public health
and safety, and continuing education; conduct seminars and recommend methods of
continued competency to membership (para 5-10).
American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT): founded, 1920 to certify X-
ray equipment operators; encourages study, elevation of standards of the profession;
administers exam to graduates of educational programs to certify successful candidates
The American Society for Radiologic Technologists (ASRT): founded by radiologic
technologists to promote the welfare and socioeconomic status of technologists, it
formulates essentials and guidelines of accredited educational programs, develops
curriculum guides, publishes "Radiology Technology" journal and appoints three
members to the JRCERT board (para 5-7).
Army community hospital: diagnostic, treatment and support services provided at
this level of care, for inpatients as well as outpatients (para 3-4).
audiology: the study of the hearing impaired (para 2-9).
cathode ray: term used by Sir William Crookes to describe electrons, negatively
charged particles, emitted from the cathode in an evacuated tube (para 1-8).