Dense breasts are normal and very common; approximately 40 percent of all women have dense breasts," says Courtney Sullivan, MS, RRA, a registered radiologist assistant
in the Department of Radiology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Bellevue Community College will use the grant to expand capacity in its associate degree nursing program, and add advanced training in medical dosimetry and radiologist assistant
to its existing bachelor's degree program in radiation and imaging sciences.
These organizations are working together on all-important legislative and reimbursement issues through the Intersocietal Council on the Radiologist Assistant
This column is directed toward the radiologist assistant
practice, which is still an up-and-coming role in radiologic technology.
Have a radiologist assistant
readily available to phone reports or to track down a technologist or other colleague to review a case.
A second radiologist extender, the radiologist assistant
, was developed by the ASRT in conjunction with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the late 1990s.
In March 2004, an Advanced Practice Advisory Panel consisting of representatives from the American College of Radiology (ACR), American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), state regulatory agencies, radiologic science education programs, medical imaging manufacturers and RPAs met in Washington, District of Columbia, to explore key issues surrounding the development of the radiologist assistant
(RA) career track.
Five new practice areas were added: radiologist assistant
, cardiac-interventional radiography, vascular-interventional radiography, bone densitometry and limited x-ray machine operator.
ARRT Moves Toward Finalization of Radiologist Assistant
Eligibility Requirements, Administration Timing.
The ASRT seeks nominations for a qualified registered radiologist assistant
to appoint to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board of Trustees.
The ARRT started the planning process for updating the Radiologist Assistant
Role Delineation in 2007.
The radiologist assistant
programs also offer another great opportunity to enhance your education.