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Putnam County Hospital celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week

Monday, November 5, 2012

Putnam Country Hospital will celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week Nov. 4-10.

National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of RT's across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.

The weeklong celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety. Putnam County Hospital will be celebrating its radiology employees, thanking them for their dedication, knowledge and services they provide to patients every day.

"Our board-certified team of Radiologic Technologists are all graduates of accredited Radiology Programs, certified by the State of Indiana and maintain yearly-continued education requirements that allow them to keep abreast of the newest techniques as they develop in our profession," PCH Radiology Department Manager Paul Sanders said.

"Many of our technologists are cross-trained in several imaging modalities. As a result of this cross-training, we staff technologists in-house and ready to complete exams at any hour of the day."

The Putnam County Hospital Radiology Department is also recognized by the American College of Radiography for its high level of organization and attention to all aspects of providing CT services.

They now enjoy ACR accreditation in the areas of Mammography and Computed Tomography.



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