June 13-16, Richard B. States, CNMT, RT(N)(ARRT), and Ryan J. Smith, D.H.Sc., CNMT, traveled to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (ASRT) House of Delegates’ annual meeting.
Both States and Smith serve as ASRT delegates for the Nuclear Medicine Chapter, of which States was elected chair and Smith was elected and will continue to serve as vice chair.
At UF, States is an associate professor, chair of the Diagnostic Services Department, radiation safety officer and director of the healthcare management, medical laboratory science, nuclear medicine technology and positron emission tomography and computed tomography technology programs. Smith is an assistant professor, assistant radiation safety officer and clinical coordinator in the nuclear medicine technology and the positron emission tomography and computed tomography technology programs.
The ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter provides its members with an avenue to participate in modality specialty-specific initiatives. As chapter elected delegates and members of the ASRT House of Delegates, States and Smith are responsible for approving ASRT bylaws, position statements and practice standards for medical imaging and radiation therapy.
Students are encouraged to become active in the organization, as well. Any student enrolled in a primary radiologic science program is eligible for ASRT membership at a discounted rate.
In addition, 50 students are selected to be part of ASRT’s Student Leadership Development Program. They are invited to participate in the annual meeting, all expenses paid, and attend an educational program designed for students. In addition, each student is assigned a professional mentor at the meeting. States served as one of the student mentors. In addition, States served as a moderator for the ASRT Educational Symposium that was held prior to the House of Delegates’ meeting.