Radiologic Technologists at BMH Celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital of Brattleboro, VT celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week® to honor the hard work and accomplishments of its radiologic technologists. Children are invited to the clinic to learn about how x-rays work. Those who bring along their favorite stuffed animal or toy can have an x-ray taken of it that they can take home.  NRTW® is celebrated each year during the week that includes November 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895.

 Staffed by more than 40 employees, the BMH Radiology Department performs more than 45,000 procedures annually. Many of the BMH R.T.s have worked for the hospital for more than 20 years and have witnessed the growth of the department and rapid advances in imaging technology. These technologists work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment and restore patient health. R.T.s specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and general diagnostic radiology.

 The imaging department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has grown to specialize in some of the most advanced medicine in the state including nuclear medicine, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (M.R.I.).

About National Radiologic Technology Week National Radiologic Technology Week was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979 and is a registered trademark of ASRT. This year’s theme for the national celebration is “The Guiding Vision in Medicine.” More information about the profession, the celebration and the Society can be found at www.asrt.org.

About Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has provided health care services for over a hundred years.  A 61-bed community hospital located in Southeast Vermont, it serves a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  The medical staff includes 137 board-certified physicians, both primary care and many specialists, and its 515 employees enjoy the help of over 150 active volunteers. BMH is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading standards-setting and accrediting organization in health care.

Contact:  [Marcy Rushford, CRA, Director Imaging & Cardiology], [802-257-8217]

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