Ryan J. Smith, DHSc, CNMT, associate professor in diagnostic services, has recently been named a Fellow of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
“I’m humbled and honored to have received this recognition by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists,” said Smith. “Elevation to Fellow within the premier professional association for medical imaging and radiation therapy is a privilege I hope to live up to.”
Smith graduated from University of Findlay with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 2000, and MBA in Organizational Leadership and HR Management in 2007. He later completed his Doctor of Health Science degree at Nova Southeastern University in 2011.
The ASRT is the largest professional society dedicated to the field of medical imaging and radiation therapy, which serves to promote the profession through education, service, and advocacy. This professional society is made up of over 157,000 members, ranging from students to educators, who specialize in a multitude of areas including x-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, sonography, mammography, and radiation therapy.
The honorary Fellow category was established in 1956 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The ASRT website explains Fellows must have volunteered in leadership positions at the national and local levels, written articles for publication, presented at professional meetings, and helped advance the radiologic technology profession. To date, less than 200 individuals have been elevated to this prestigious status within the organization.
Smith stated, “The experiences, opportunities, friendships, and relationships I have gained will forever be cherished. Many thanks also go to the University of Findlay for their support in helping me pursue my professional development goals, leading to this incredible honor.”