Monday, November 8, 2010

CRMC Technologist Receives Certification

Melissa West, a radiologic technologist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, recently earned national credentials in Computed Tomography (CT). Melissa earned the credentials from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  This certification is strongly recommended by CRMC to be completed within one year of beginning in CT. West had extensive training to prepare for this certification.  By obtaining this credential, patients as well as physicians are assured that a technologist who has met the established standards of training and education is performing CT exams The CT department at Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers a full range of Imaging services, including Cardiac CTA, CT-guided Biopsies, and many other procedures. 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.