September 17-23, 2017: Radiologic Technologist Week

WHEREAS, there are more than 334,000 radiologic technologists serving in the United States and approximately 11,000 currently serving in Michigan; and,

WHEREAS, radiologic technologists obtain extensive education and training which typically leads to a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. In most states, additional licensure and certification is required; and,

WHEREAS, the radiologic technologist field is divided into several groups, including diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, cardiovascular interventional technology, mammography, as well as M.R.I. and CT scanning. Radiologic technologists are a vital part of the medical team, serving in clinics, hospitals and doctor’s offices; and,

WHEREAS, during this week, we join with the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists to recognize radiologic technologists serving in Michigan. We encourage all residents to learn more about careers in radiologic technology;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 17-23, 2017 as Radiologic Technologist Week in Michigan.