(2) Curriculum guides. The ASRT also develops curriculum guides for such
fields as radiologic technology, radiation therapy, and vascular imaging technology.
(3) Professional advancement. The ASRT promotes the welfare and socio-
economic status of radiological technologists. It promotes the elevation of radiologic
technology to the status of a bona-fide health care profession on a par with any related
field, such as nursing.
(4) Publications. The ASRT publishes a technical scientific journal, entitled
"Radiology Technology," which six copies are delivered per year.
THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS
a. History. The American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) was
born out of the joint efforts of two other professional organizations, the Radiological
Society of North America and the American Roentgen Society. In 1920 these
organizations developed a plan to certify x-ray equipment operators. And, in 1923, the
American Registry of Radiological Technologists was established to see that plan
b. Purpose. The ARRT encourages continuing education among radiologic
technologists and seeks to elevate the standards of the profession.
c. Function. The ARRT administers comprehensive writen examinations to
THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY
a. History. The American Registry of Clinical Radiography Technologists
(ARCRT) was formed in 1955 by a small group of working technologists. Although, this
is another certifying organization, its membership is currently at about 2,000, as of this
writing, as compared to the 200,000 members of the ARRT. Your choice of certifying
organizations will depend upon the state in which you choose to reside and for which
local hospital you find employment. Before selecting a certifying organization, check
with the hospital where you are employed.
b. Policies. The ARCRT policies are determined by working technologists. In
fact, one of the positive features of this organization is that all of the leadership positions
are held by working technologists with a handle on the real world. The organization is
composed of, governed by, and for technologists.