Expanded expertise of care team
Three radiologic technologists at The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus recently achieved board certifications in additional modalities.
Megan Orth is now registered in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while Kylee Forell and Ivan Garcia are registered in computed tomography (CT).
“Being registered in a certain modality means they have met all educational criteria and hands-on training requirements in the specialty,” said Shelly Stanton, Pawnee Valley Campus Imaging Director. “Becoming board registered demonstrates the technologists’ commitment to advancing their skills and elevating their knowledge and abilities to the highest level.
“Megan, Kylee and Ivan are great assets to Pawnee County families because they are dedicated to improving their knowledge and skills to provide the best care for our patients,” the director added. “We are proud of their accomplishments.”
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists administers the board registry. ARRT is the leading credentialing organization for medical imaging, Stanton noted.
Everyone on the Pawnee Valley Campus imaging staff is an ARRT registered technologist prior to becoming registered in other modalities.
“It is remarkable all of the imaging staff members here are not only registered in radiology, but are additionally registered in one or more secondary modalities,” said Melanie Urban, Pawnee Valley Campus Administrator. “Something you do not see at many critical access hospitals.”
Certifications and continuing education are always a priority at Pawnee Valley Campus, Urban added.
“Imaging techniques and technology are constantly evolving,” she explained. “We must stay up-to-date with that knowledge to provide professional, competent care to patients.”