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ARRT Seeks Comments On Proposed Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Documents

As a leading healthcare credentialing organization, ARRT monitors the job tasks performed by technologists in medical imaging, intervention

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ARRT CLARIFIES MISCONCEPTIONS CONCERNING CHANGES TO GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

​In July, ARRT recommended changes to its governing documents. We sent the proposed changes to all R.T.s and asked for your comments. Although most respondents agreed with the proposals, a few proposed changes caused some controversy. Here’s a recap of why we proposed those changes and how they will—and won’t—affect you.

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RENEWAL FEES FOR 2018 INCREASE SLIGHTLY

The annual cost of renewing your first ARRT credential is increasing slightly for 2018.

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POSTPRIMARY STRUCTURED EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS TO CHANGE JAN. 1

If you’re seeking an ARRT credential using our postprimary pathway—or planning to do so—be aware of changes in our structured education requirement. Learn more.

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Starting in 2018: Educational Activities—Not a Credential—Will Earn CE

Until now, ARRT has allowed R.T.s to use newly earned credentials to satisfy their biennial CE requirements. We’ve changed this rule for R.T.s whose biennia start on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Learn more.

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Report Ethics Violations in 30 Days

If you violate one of ARRT’s Rules of Ethics, you must let us know within 30 days of the event or at your annual renewal, whichever comes first.

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UNDER ETHICS REVIEW? YOU MAY STILL SCHEDULE, TAKE ARRT EXAMS

​Under a new policy, you may now schedule and sit for ARRT exams—even if you’re under an ARRT ethics review.

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ETHICS REVIEWS RARELY RESULT IN REVOCATIONS

ARRT investigated nearly 2,000 ethics violations in 2016, and only 36 cases (2 percent) resulted in revocation. ​If you think you’ve committed an ethics violation, be sure to let us know. It’s much better to report an issue than to try to hide it. Learn more.

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ARRT CODE OF ETHICS POSTER AVAILABLE ONLINE

ARRT’s Code of Ethics is one of our profession’s most important documents. It outlines the professional behaviors to which imaging and radiation therapy professionals aspire.

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ARRT, SMRT, and ASRT Foundation Announce 2017 Grant Winners

Each year, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) funds scholarships to help people further their educations in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. Jackie Sondrol, R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)(ARRT)—pictured here—recently received a professional development grant from ARRT in partnership with the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT). Learn more about our scholarships and other recent winners.

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