Iredell Health System celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week

Posted at 4:37 PM on Nov 10, 2017

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PHOTO: Members of the Radiology Department at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

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Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for the nation’s radiologic technologists (RTs).

To recognize the vital work of its RTs, Iredell Health System celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week Nov. 5-11. The Iredell Memorial Radiology Department has recognized its staff with meals and activities each day during the week.

NRTW was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979. The event is celebrated each year during the week of Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray in 1895.

Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals at Iredell Memorial work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment, and restore patient health.

RTs specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and general diagnostic radiology.

The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals’ play in patient care and health care safety.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; and the Iredell Physician Network. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only non-profit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247-beds; more than 1,500 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. Iredell Memorial was also recently named as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care, by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org

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