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Do you dream of furthering your career in Radiography? Want to connect with other Rad Techs in Kentucky? Or just need easy access to continuing education credit opportunities? Take advantage of the S U P E R S A L E and join the KSRT! For a very limited time, the regular membership dues have been *slashed* by almost 40%.
This ever-growing group connects radiographic technologists throughout the state and includes benefits like:
--Continuing education credit opportunities
--Learn about new job openings within Kentucky and beyond
--Connect with other rad techs to answer questions or further your career
--Leadership opportunities within the society
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House Bill 280 Position Statement
To Whom it may Concern,
House Bill 280, introduced on January 13, 2021, relates to Limited X-ray Machine Operators (LXMO). Currently LXMOs are prohibited from working in facilities where contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures are performed such as in a hospital, cancer center or independent diagnostic testing facility.
HB 280 would allow LXMOs to be employed by such facilities if he or she was employed by the facility as an operator of a source of radiation:
Prior to the facility performing contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy procedures; or
Prior to the effective date of this section or 20 KAR 46:081 which would otherwise bar employment at a facility where contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy procedures are not performed.
KSRT Position Statement:
HB 280 has been referred to the House Licensing, Occupations & Admin Regs Committee. The Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists opposes enactment of this bill citing allowing limited x-ray machine operators to perform imaging examinations where contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures are performed is not in the best interest of patient safety.
KSRT, Inc. Board of Directors
HB 280 was introduced 1.13.2021 and assigned to the House Committee on Committees; here is a link to the current committee members: https://legislature.ky.gov/Committees/Pages/Committee-Details.aspx?CommitteeRSN=192&CommitteeType=House Standing Committee
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Letter to Editor - By Kristi Rulli, President
During these challenging times and in the midst of a global health crisis, who are our frontline heroes?
You might be surprised to learn that radiologic technologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
Chest x-rays and CT scans are critical diagnostic tools in identifying the pneumonia-like complications of coronavirus; Interventional Radiology is used to treat life-threatening clots in the lungs When patients are placed on ventilators for breathing assistance, radiologic technologists perform imaging procedures so appropriate placement can be verified and treatment can be delivered.
Each of these imaging procedures is performed by a professional known as a radiologic technologist. Radiation therapists are also essential workers on the frontlines in the fight against cancer. Their work with oncology patients is crucial, and it continues every day, even during a pandemic.
So let us give a big salute to the doctors, nurses and other hardworking health care professionals. But here is a special tip of the hat to the more than 6,000 registered and certified radiologic technologists making a difference for patients every day in the state of Kentucky.
To us, they are unsung heroes, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for everything they do.
Kristi S. Rulli, PhD, President
Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists
Member, American Society of Radiologic Technologists