Contact: Rebecca Green
CGH Medical Center recently celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week, November 3-9. The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes November 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895. The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety.
According to Gina Grennan, CGH Diagnostic Imaging Director, the invention of the X-ray plays an instrumental role in providing high-quality patient care. “Most people know that the X-ray is used to produce images of inside the body,” Grennan said. “But the general public often doesn’t know about the various advanced radiology systems that perform sophisticated medical tests using X-rays, such as thyroid scans and interventional and therapeutic treatments.”
At CGH, Radiology Week includes celebrating all diagnostic imaging staff, including radiologic technologists, sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, physicians, radiation therapists, physicists, imaging assistants and clerical staff. Together these men and women perform X-ray exams, CT scans, ultrasounds, mammograms, MRI scans, and more.
“Our advanced technology allows us to produce high-quality images that help physicians quickly and accurately detect, diagnose and treat injury and illness,” continued Grennan. “Our team is extremely dedicated to providing the best possible patient care, and we’re excited to celebrate our achievements during National Radiologic Technology Week.”