ARRT is best known for awarding credentials to qualified technologists in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. We’re also deeply involved in state and federal advocacy efforts. Our governmental work focuses on issues that promote patient safety and protect the value of your profession. 

Federal issues include passing legislation, creating regulations, and addressing medical reimbursement issues. State issues include mandating licensure and guiding its application. 


ARRT’s government affairs activities are built on three principles:

  • Helping develop and support federal and state laws that improve quality and safety standards
  • Promoting efforts that require professionals to have consistent qualifications in medical imaging and radiation therapy
  • Advocating on behalf of Registered Technologists (R.T.s), in all disciplines, to promote the best patient outcomes

ARRT is only one of the organizations supporting these types of activities. We engage in partnerships, coalitions, and common causes to work toward objectives that mesh with ours. We also interact with lawmakers, encouraging them to become engaged with our causes.


Enacting change in government is no small feat. It requires more than one person or one organization. Learn more about our ongoing government affairs projects and check out how you can get involved. Questions? Contact our Government Affairs Department