Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CRMC Technologist Receives National Certification

Scott Martin, a radiologic technologist at the Outpatient Imaging Center at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, has earned national credentials in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Martin earned the credentials from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This certification is not mandatory, however it is strongly recommended by most facilities performing MRI. Martin underwent extensive preparation to prepare for this certification.

“Scott is to be commended for his efforts,” said Tim Hof, Chief of the MRI at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. “By obtaining this credential, patients as well as physicians are assured that MRI exams are being performed by a technologist who has met established standards of training and education.”

“Cookeville Regional is the largest medical facility in the Upper Cumberland, and this region deserves to have high quality medical care provided by well-trained and credentialed technologists in an ever-expanding field,” Hof points out.

The MRI department at Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers a full range of Imaging services, which includes Cardiac, Breast and Breast Biopsies. Cookeville Regional is the only facility in the Upper Cumberland to offer these services.

The ARRT is a nationally recognized organization that promotes high standards of patient care by recognizing qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures and radiation therapy.
ARRT provides a mechanism to recognize individuals who continue to demonstrate their qualifications through adherence to the standards of professional behavior and compliance with the continuing education requirements.