· TSRT Board Chair Report
· Message From The President
· President Elect Report
· Vice President Report
· Area Counselor Report
· Executive Office Report
· Editor Notes
Welcome to the TSRT 2016 Summer/Fall Tex-Rays!
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TSRT Board Chair Report-
STAY CONNECTED: Get the latest new from your Area Counselors regarding
professional interest that affects you in Texas. There are 8 Regions in Texas. Have you been mapped? TSRT Area Counselors
need your help by confirming your place of employment or imaging services in Texas.
The ATLAS serves as a valuable resource to each area of the state. Area
counselors can spread the current issues of the society to technologists in their area if you have made a connection with
them. Send your Area Counselor an email requesting to be placed on their electronic
communications for your area! Let the TSRT ATLAS help you in your profession.
There are several positions open at this time. If you know someone that might
be willing to serve, please send their name into the TSRT Board.
Message from the President
– Brian Rich
a full slate of activities that are beginning to come together and take place. The Texas Medical Board had a stakeholder’s
meeting to discuss rule changes and announced the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology. The Budget and Bylaw Committee
will be meeting to discuss changes to be in line with ASRT and their recommendations. The Nomination Committee has sent out
notices for the upcoming Vice President for TSRT elections and plans for the 85th TSRT Annual meeting are being
put into place. We are constantly watching the Sunset Commission and their actions regarding their review for the TMB as well.
the TSRT Board Chair, Tiffani Walker, met with the TMB in a stakeholders meeting where discussions of rulemaking and changes
took place. Tiffani reported it was good meeting with the TMB staff listening to advice and suggestions. Included in the discussion
were possible changes to how CEs must be accrued; the number of 24 will remain however the number of instructor-led classes
may increase. Also discussed were, of course, the background checks through fingerprinting that were implemented in the transition
and other new changes to acquire a license. We will send out more information as soon as the next shareholder’s meeting
takes place with a little more clarity and changes. We encourage you to read TMB Rules Chapter 194 which deals with Medical
also released the list of newly Governor appointed Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology. With this board, technologists
will have more representation and voice than before. The Board is made up of four technologists, three public members and
two medical doctors. We would like to congratulate Scott Morren, our past President of TSRT as well as Nicholas Beckmann,
M.D. of Houston, Anthony “Tony” Jaso of San Antonio, Faraz Khan, M.D. of Houston, Regan Landreth of Georgetown,
Carol Waddell of West, Joe Chow of Dallas and Jennifer Flanagan of Fort Worth. Congratulations once again.
Nominations Committee has begun taking nominations for the upcoming Vice President election for TSRT. The call for nominations
went out June 15th. We encourage you to please nominate some you know who is committed to serving four years on
the board and the desire to grow and change TSRT to the great heights it once was. If you believe you are that person then
throw your ring in the hat! Time for nominations is drawing to a close at 11:59 p.m. CT Monday, August 15th, 2016
so get your nominations in.
for Budget and Bylaw revisions went out at the same time and this too has the same deadline of 11:59 p.m. CT Monday, August
15th, 2016. Please offer your input to our bylaws and suggestions to the budget. Please get involved and participate
in this important process. As with everything to improve TSRT, it starts with involvement.
meeting will be April 6th-8th at Tarrant County College for the second year in a row. The annual meeting
committee is wrapping up details for the format of each day. We have gotten approval to have something new this year with
the student iLead presentations. This year, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has given us the green light
to bundle student presentations for CE credits. We believe this will bring a new dimension and excitement for the students
and a different class for technologists. It is a win-win situation for all.
the Sunset Commission has set a tentative public meeting date of December 8th and 9th, 2016 for testimony
on recommendations for the Texas Medical Board. As of now, we have not had any information that would cause concern regarding
licensure or other RT issues. We are staying in contact with representatives down in Austin that are monitoring the proceedings.
I have had conversations with the Executive Director of the TMB and she is positively behind technologists to remain licensed
in our great state. As always, the Legislative Committee will continue to send out updates as needed.
all of your for your input, participation and involvement in TSRT and our professional society. Please continue to contact
us and make your mark with our society.
President Elect Report
– Jesse Pennington
TSRT is committed
to promoting patient safety and the radiologic sciences by working with ASRT, ARRT, state legislatures and state regulatory
agencies in Texas. The mission of the TSRT Legislative Committee is to promote,
enhance and defend professional standards in Texas.
TSRT has a
ONE Voice Movement! The actions of legislative bodies can have a profound effect
on the education and wellbeing of radiologic professionals, and TSRT serves as the voice of Texas technologist in many legislative
endeavors. TSRT supports legislation that improves health, wellbeing and educational
opportunities for every imaging professional. Successful implementation of our
legislative positions is characterized by people working together to assure wise legislative decisions through knowledge of
the process and an understanding of the issue.
TSRT is hosting
a membership drive. Our goal for Texas imaging professionals is to “Find
the Value of a Radiologic Technologist: Understanding and Communicating Your Worth.”
We ask is being a TSRT member not worth your dime? A year membership with
TSRT is less than dime a day. Advocacy is priceless to our profession. The TSRT is continuously striving to improve and better represent Texas Technologist in dedication to the
Dome Page and ODM Membership Drive Picture Home Page)
Vice President Report
– Hazel Bourne
TSRT student competitions are always a lot of fun and memorable each year at annual meeting. TSRT 2017 will be no different. TSRT student competitions include: Award of Merit Manuscripts, I-Lead Presentations,
Scientific Displays, the Student Bee and the RAD Tees T-Shirt. As a reminder, students wishing to compete must be a member
by the end of December 2016. Be on the lookout for the “BACK to SCHOOL”
Membership Drive for all imaging students.
(Competition and Honors Page)
Area Counselor Reports
Do YOU know someone
in these regions that might be willing to serve as an Area Counselor? Send their
name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone is willing to serve in these positions.
Central – (Position
This area covers Bryan, College
Station, Waco Region
Midwest – (Position
This area covers Abilene,
Midland, Odessa, San Angelo Region
Northeast – Jeniesa
This area covers Dallas,
Ft. Worth, Texoma, Tyler Region
Northwest- Gloria Clemons
This area covers Amarillo,
Lubbock, Wichita Falls Region
South – (Position
This area covers Corpus Christi,
This area covers Austin,
San Antonio, San Marcus Region
Southeast – Melanie
This area covers Beaumont, Galveston, Houston, Huntsville Region
West – Jose Rodriguez
This area covers Alpine,
El Paso, Pecos Region
Executive Office Report
– Lisa Ganus
TSRT has issued 2420 membership identification numbers to licensed medical radiologic technologist in Texas. Of this number, 1877 are currently expired.
Therefore, TSRT has 543 active members. (7.1.2016)
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