b. Functions. The ASRT formulates essentials and guidelines for accredited
educational programs. It does so for various modalities within the field of radiological
sonography. The ASRT also develops curriculum guides for various programs, to
include: radiological technology, radiation therapy, and vascular imaging technology. It
also promotes the welfare and socioeconomic status of radiological technologists and
publishes a professional journal entitled: "Radiology Technology," six times a year.
Additionally, the ASRT appoints three members to the JRCERT board.
The American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is a professional membership
organization that represents the interests of physician specialists, such as radiologists in
the various disciplines of radiology. Its functions include: providing educational
programs for its members and participating in educational activities for radiological
THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGISTS
The American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) was founded in 1920.
This organization developed, initially, out of a movement toward certifying X-ray
equipment operators. Its purpose has changed to encourage study by radiological
technologists and to elevate the standards of the profession. The American Registry of
Radiology Technologists promotes these goals by administering a comprehensive
written exam to graduates of educational programs in the various disciplines of
candidates in these areas.
5-10. THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY
Founded in 1955 by a small group of working technologists, the organization's policies are dete
held by working radiological technologists. The ARCRT promotes high standards
of training, public health and safety, and continuing education. It conducts
educational seminars and recommends methods of continued competency to
membership. Its primary function is to provide initial certification by evaluating,
examining, and certifying the competency of the technologist applying for
5-11. STATE CREDENTIALING
a. State Credentialing. State credentialing (licensing) reflects laws that may
require technologists to be licensed by the state. In 2003, about 38 States licensed
radiologic technologists and technicians. Voluntary registration is offered by the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. To be eligible for registration,