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The ___ is the only national certifying agency that is recognized by the ASRT, ACR, & AMA
ARRT, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
In 1922 there were ___ certifications, the firs tof which was presented to _____________
Sister M. Beatrice Marrigan
The ARRT is governed by a board of trustees that is composed of ___ members
Does the ARRT get paid?
Where is the home office of ARRT?
How many digits is the ARRT id number?
the exam consists of ____ scored multiple choice questions designed to measure the examinee's ability to apply current knowledge in radiology technology
The total score is reported as a ___ score
The ASRT, American Society of Radiologic Technologist was founded in
the ASRT is the only nationally recognized professional society that repsrents all radiologic technologists in the
what is the purpose of the ASRT?
advance the prand enhance patien careofessions of radiation and imaging disciplines and specialites, maintain high moral standards
What is the governing and legislative body of teh ASRT?
House of Delegates
What is one of the primary purposes of the ASRT?
present education and educational opportunities
Who develops the curriculum guides for all various education programs in radiologic technology?
Who publishes the journal, Radiologic Technology?
There is a monthly newsletter put out by the ASRT called:
Who is a national organization that addresses teh issues and concernes of radiology admins?
AHRA American Healthcare Radiology Admins
Radiation Therapy aka
When did Radiation therapy begin?
about 1 year after discovery of xrays
what was the first case of radiation therapy?
advanced case of breast cancer
What is Nuclear Medicine?
involves the use of radioactive materials for diagnostic and theraputic studies both inside and outside the body
when was sonography first used?
1940s & 1950s
how many credentails (certifications) are there in sonography? through ARDMS?
Interventional Radiography aka
What is Special Procedures radiography/
involves giving patient a substance to produce radiographic contrast in certain anatomic structures
can help negate the need for surgery
must have thorough sterile technique
study of the circulatory structures by opacifying the blood vessels with a + contras medium
study of arterial vessels, which may be broken down further into perifphreral studies of the extremeities and visceral studies of various organs
study of the venous system
radiographic exam of the breast
computed tomography aka CAT scan
cross-sectional plan of the body and presenting it as a 3 D image
intoduced in 80s
provides cross-sectional 3D images w/o xrays or radioactive materials
measure bone mineral density
advanced level who work under the suprverison of a radiologist to assist in teh diagnostic imaging clinical
When determining a career path:
• Determine goals
• Explore opportunities
• Make a commitment
Short-term education programs:
• Radiation therapy
• Nuclear medicine
• Interventional radiographic procedures
a technologist who is trained to be a supplement to the radiologists assisting in fluoroscopy, special procedures, patient handling, and other tasks traditionally performed by radiologists
Radiologist assistant (RA)-
The ideal ____ ____ has a combined technical and management background, thereby possessing both radiologic expertise and management training or experience.
is involved in purchasing, personnel management, union negotiations, budget preparations, regulatory specifications, decision making, and planning. He or she is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the operation of an imaging department.
A background in radiography matched with a background in computer science can open doors to such jobs as
responsibility to oversee the equipment in the department and to guarantee that such equipment meets the standards set not only by JCAHO but also federal, state, and local agencies.
quality assurance radiologic technologist
_____ involved in radiation therapy are generally the radiation safety officer for all of radiology.
ensures that radioactive materials and radiation-producing machinery are properly handled so that personnel and patient exposure does not exceed normally accepted levels.
radiation safety officer
The radiation safety officer hold’s a _____’s degree in radiation physics and is certified by the American Board of Health Physicists and the American Board of Radiology
_____specialists need a technical background because they deal with new equipment and the applications of that equipment
Mandatory continuing education requirements and documentation that the required credits have been obtained are required on a ____ basis.
Once you become registered you will begin your biennium on the first day of your__ __ ___ after becoming certified
next birth month
A __ credit is a unit of measurement for continuing education activities
Each credit is based on
50-60 minute contact hour
When it comes to CE credits
1) It is solely the responsibility of the technologist to attend, obtain, and maintain documentation of attendance for each continuing education activity
2) 24 credits are required during each 24-month biennium
3) A minimum of 12 CE credits must be identified as Category A (these activities have received approval prior to the activity by a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism or REEEM); all 24 credits may be Category A
4) A maximum of 12 CE credits may be identified as Category B
5) Both Category A or B credits must be educational activities relevant to the radiologic sciences and/or patient care
6) The same CE activity may not be used more than once in a biennium
Registered technologists must acquire ___CE credits within their 24-month biennium. Each CE activity must meet the ARRT’s definition
true or false?
It is strongly suggested that you do not allow your registry to lapse as you may need to retest in order to be reinstated.
Approximately __% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States is spent on health care (over ____ annually
a prospective payment system ___is in place
third-party payers that offer, for a monthly fee, all necessary medical care at no additional charge
who negotiate lower fees with the patient’s insurer.
preferred provider organizations (PPOs
Labor costs can account for more than __% of the average hospital’s budget
- any waste of resources that results from a change in physicians’ patterns of practice due to the threat of malpractice
According to the CDC, more than half of early deaths are attributed to .
comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda
Healthy People 2010
Ten basic elements necessary for any complete health care system
1) Public health/preventative medicine
2) Emergency medical care
3) Simple, non-emergency, ambulatory patient care
4) Complex, ambulatory patient care
5) Simple, inpatient hospital care
6) Complex, inpatient hospital care
7) Long-term, continuing care, and rehabilitation
8) Care for social, emotional, and developmental problems
10) Financial compensations for disability
Approximately 85% of the technology in a hospital today had not been invented __years ago.
the ARRT is the national organization for
the certifying of qualified technologist
eligibility to sit for the ARRT exam requires;
completion of an ARRT accredited program
the ARRT offered it's first cert in
registers techs in radiation therapy, radiography and nuclear medicine
examines techs for advanced-level specialties
awards certs in basic and advanced level technology
develops tests and examines applicants in RT
ARRT exam consists of:
200 questoin computerized test plus pilot questions
a score is defined as passing provided that:
a composite score of 75 is made
in 1997 what became a requirement for re-certification?
showing evidence of continuing education
the ARRT is one of the oldest certifying agencies in the health profession and is also:
what governmental agency is responsible for the oversight of instituational and programmatic accredition?
USDE, US Dept of Education
in what way does JRCERT accreditaion benefit students?
by ensuring that a program meets nationally established professional standards
site visitors' responsibilities incluse which?
evaluating a program through an onsite visit of teh sponsoring institiution and clincial practice settings
developing a report of findings from the onsite eval of a pgoram
whic is likely when a programs' deficiencies threaten the capability of a program to provide acceptable education?
program is awarded probationary accreditation
educational standards address which?
the JRCERT is:
an accreditor of education programs
the JRCERT Board of Directors include:
RT, physicians, and represenative of the public
The JCERT investigates complaints that
relate to a programs compiancd ith the education standard
which is a responsibility of the JRCERT?
eval of educational programs
accrediation process includes:
submitting documents, peer site visit, and JRCERT action
JRCERT accredited prgroams may exist in which of the following settings?
health care facilities
what is the max length of an accreditation award from JRCERT?
responsibilities of the JRCERT directors include?
accreditation, corporate, policy development
services offered by the JRCERT include:
identification of accredited programs for prospective students
which of the followign is true of accreditation?
gernally conducted by a nongovernmental agency
which is true of a programs self study report?
it is an eval o the program by program personell
includes info about the program's outcomes in relation to mission and goals
which individuals may serve as site visitors?
Radiolgisitss and radiation oncologirsts
radiolgic sciences education has evolved form the ___ to teh ___ model
a national organization for RT educators is:
a a national organization for RT managers is:
a national organization for all RT is:
which of the follwing was priamry reason that ASRT was formed?
today, ASRT serves its members with what?
continuing education and scholary publications
education program curricula
a group that represents over 350,000 health care professionals including all radiologic science practionoers is:
summit on Radiologic Sciences and Sonogrpahy
the professional journal published by ASRT
The ASRT currently represents how many RT?
more than 100,000
other professionals who work in diagnostic imaging and therapy include:
the ASRT was founded in:
which imaging modality is most useful in studying the brain and spinal cord through visualization of soft tissue detail?
the formulation of radiopharmaceuticals and the localization of each w/in the body are unique to what discipline?
speciality that allows the most patient contact is:
which subject in the curriculum is not common to all disciplines discussed in this chapter?
which specialty may national cert be obtained through an organization other than the ARRT?
an advantage of u/s over other imaging is:
it can monitor fetal development
no radiation is used
today's radiology dept upward and lateral mobility depends on primarily which:
short term post graduate education for the RT would be in which of the following years?
vascualar inerventional angiography
which is included in the responsibilities of an RA?
performing fluoroscopy of noninvasive procedures
perfomring invasive procedures w/ radiologist direct supervision
interpreting images/making diagnosis
performing pre and postprocedure evaltuions of patients under gong invasive procedures
personnel managment, budget prep, union negotioations and purchasing are a few of the ares involved in:
formal training of xray tech in th eUS began in
formal training of xray techs in europe was first undertaken by
the ASRT was established in:
qualifications for radiologic science program director, faculty, clinical cooridinator and clicnical instructor are addressed by:
the JCAHO requires tha tradiology dept establish:
quality assurance/quality control programs
which is of utmost importanc ein quality assurance/programs?
monitoring of peronsnel radiation exporusr ei the responsibity of :
radiation safety officer
minor radiologic and fluroscopic equipment problems are ofetn serviced by:
continuing education for RT is:
mandatory for all RT
following education activities are acceptable for CE credit EXCEPT:
academic courses, inservice education programs, local RT programs
the organization requiring continuing education for renewal of certifications is:
the organization responbile for approving education activies for CE credit is
CE credits may be obtained from an accredited postsecondary education institution in:
courses in disciplines specified by the ARRT
the ASRT established the ECE program in
continuing education programs meets the criteria for approceved CE credit if:
program is 50 mins
program is conducted by physician
the main objectie for contininuing education is:
provide efficient care for patients
at start of 2000 how many older adults required care in US
wha tis a payment system that determines costs and paymetns before delivery of serviced called?
single largest cost in providing medicare care is:
exams performed for sole purpose of avoiding litigatin is:
lifestyle factor that has largest role in relation to the managment of good heath:
annually, smoking related illnesses cost:
more than $65billion