September 13-19, 2015: Radiologic Technologist Week

WHEREAS, there are more than 200,000 radiologic technologists serving in the United States and approximately 8,000 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, and 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, CT scanning and M.R.I.; 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 citizens to learn more about careers in radiologic technology;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 13 through September 19, 2015 as Radiologic Technologist Week in Michigan.