Felicia McDaniel and Jeff Melton, Radiology Technologists at McLeod Dillon, have recently been certified in Computed Tomography (CT) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. In earning this credential, they add the initials "(CT)" after their names and registered radiologic technologist credentials R.T. (R).
CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
A CT scan takes detailed pictures of the organs inside the body. These pictures are taken from many angles around the body and made into a cross-section, or "slices" of body tissues and organs.
The CT department at McLeod Medical Center Dillon has multi-slice scanners (16 and 32 slice). This allows for faster and more detailed scans, and operates two-to-four times faster than conventional scanners.
The CT provides a wide range of scans including Abdomen and Pelvis, CT Guided Biopsies, Chest, CT Angiography, Head and Neck, and Sinus.
ARRT’s credential assures patients that Registered Technologists who conduct medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy have completed the prescribed educational preparation, passed the appropriate exam, and pledged to abide by stringent ethics requirements — all of which assist them in delivering safe and effective patient care. ARRT ensures their continuing education and ongoing ethics compliance by requiring annual registration of certificates.
Other technologists in the McLeod Dillon Radiology Department that have earned this credential include: Shannon Stutler, Paula Andrews, Stacy Lee, Andy Walker, Rickie Sanchez, Amanda Leonard, Taylor Smith, and Stephanie Graham.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) promotes high standards of patient care by recognizing qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., it tests, certifies, and annually registers more than 300,000 radiologic technologists across the U.S.