Working together to advance the profession
The Strategic Alliance is a group of three leading organizations
committed to the imaging profession and to the delivery of quality health care to the public. The three member organizations
are the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Each member of the Strategic Alliance serves a distinct profession.
Members collaborate to research and deliberate current topics of interest to the profession; solicit feedback from the public;
and communicate findings and positions to all stakeholders. The Strategic Alliance offers its joint statements in an informed
manner based upon what is best for students, patients, and the profession.
In Texas, radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations
and administer radiation therapy treatments. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques,
equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. They may specialize in a specific imaging
technique, such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic
resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, quality management, sonography, or feneral radiography. The radiologic technologist
who specialize in radiation therapy, which is the delivery of high doses of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases,
are radiation therapists.
When you are scheduled for a medical imaging examination or radiation therapy treatment,
make sure the person responsible for your care is a registered radiologic technologist. Registered radiologic technologists
must complete at least two years of formal education in an accredited hospital based program or a two or four year educational
program at an academic institution and must pass a national certification examination. To remain registered, they must
earn continuing education credits.
TSRT represents the following imaging professionals in Texas:
- Bone Densitometry Technologists
- Cardiovascular Interventional Technologists
- Computed Tomography Technologists
- Magnetic Resonance Technologists
- Medical Dosimetrists
- Nuclear Medicine Technologists
- Quality Management Technologists
- Radiation Therapists
For more information on who our mother organization represents on the national level,
please visit www.asrt.org