Regional West Kicks Off National Radiologic Technology Week
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for radiologic technologists (R.T.s). To recognize the vital work of its R.T.s, Regional West is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week® Nov. 3 through 9.
National Radiologic Technology Week was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979. The event is celebrated each year during the week that includes Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray in 1895.
“The radiologic technology team does an incredible amount of work behind the scenes. It’s important we acknowledge that their contributions are seen and appreciated,” said Wendy Stirnkorb, CRA, RT (R) (MR) MRSO (MRSC), Administrative Director of Imaging and Cardiopulmonary Services at Regional West Medical Center. “During Radiologic Technology Week, we focus our gratitude on their hard work and dedication to their patients and their craft.”
Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment, and restore patient health. Technologists are specialized in breast imaging, computed tomography, cardiac and interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy, fluoroscopy and diagnostic radiology.
More information about Regional West Imaging Services can be found at rwhs.org/services/other-services/imaging-services.
Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.