This week, November 3-9, Campbell County Health celebrates Radiologic Technologist Week!
For those who don’t know, registered radiologic technologists (RTs)
are medical professionals who perform diagnostic imaging examinations
and administer radiation therapy treatments.
RTs practice in
hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices, and in many clinical specialties—from
prenatal care to
orthopedics. Campbell County Health (CCH) employs 29 RTs in the
Cardiac Cath Lab and
Radiation Oncology departments. RTs at CCH perform more than 46,000 procedures a year!
RT’s practice general radiography, including X-ray, and specialize
in various imaging techniques such as:
- bone densitometry (DEXA)
- cardiac or vascular interventional radiography (cardiac cath lab)
- computed tomography (CT)
mammography (2D & 3D)
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
nuclear medicine (PET Scans)
- sonography (ultrasound)
Radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists are technologists who specialize
in radiation therapy, which is the application of radiation to treat cancer
and other diseases.
Educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment
protocols, radiation safety and patient care, registered radiologic technologists
must earn an associate or more advanced degree from an accredited hospital-based
program or academic institution, and pass a national certification examination.
To remain registered, they must also earn 24 continuing education credits
every two years. The largest certification agency, the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists®, has more than 300,000 registrants. Wages of radiologic technologists
are competitive with other health professionals who have similar educational
At Campbell County Health, there are two locations for most procedures:
Campbell County Memorial Hospital Radiology Department, at 501 S. Burma Avenue, and the
Outpatient Imaging Center located in the
Stocktrail Building at 508 Stocktrail Avenue, both in Gillette, Wyoming.
A huge round of applause to our Radiologic Technologists for keeping our