f. Subsequent Reenlistments. During subsequent reenlistments, you must
complete the Advanced NCO course (ANCOC). With successful completion of ANCOC
and good on the job performance, you should be able to advance to the rank of
Sergeant First Class and Master Sergeant.
Section II. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
PROFESSIONALS WORKING AND GROWING TOGETHER
a. Staying Abreast, A Tenet of the Code of Ethics. In the area of
professional growth, radiographers working and learning together can accomplish a
great deal more than they can individually. To this end, many professional
organizations have evolved. It is not only in your interests to become aware of the
activities of the various professional organization, it is, in fact, your obligation. One of
the tenets of the Code of Ethics for Radiologic Technologists is the mandate to stay
abreast of a rapidly changing field. One way to do this is to get involved in a
b. The Organizations that Represent You. You must become familiar with the
organizations that represent you and contribute to the advancement of your profession.
By getting involved in the activities of your professional organizations and reading their
journals, you will become aware of the issues of the day, of changes in the field, and of
new requirements. While this section does not provide an all-inclusive overview of the
professional organizations that exist, it will put you in the right direction. Remember,
that it is, ultimately, your responsibility to get involved with your professional
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS
a. History. Founded in 1920, out of a commonly-held feeling among
technologists of the day that they needed to meet and share their knowledge, the ranks
of the American Society Of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) have grown enormously.
b. Purpose. The purpose of the ASRT is to advance the science of radiological
technology, to maintain high standards of education and training, and to elevate the
quality of patient care.
(1) Essentials and guidelines for accreditation. The ASRT formulates
essentials and guidelines of accredited educational programs for various modalities
medicine, and diagnostic sonography.