What is the difference between the OSRT and the OBMI?

The OSRT is the STATE professional association. Membership is voluntary; you pay membership dues in return for services such as this web site, quality cost-effective continuing education, lobbying, etc.

The Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) is a state licensing body. You must have a state license to practice radiography in the state of Oregon.

What is the difference between the ASRT and the ARRT?

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) is your NATIONAL professional association. Visit the ASRT website for lots more information.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is the credentialing agency that gives the national test that most states require. If you pass the Registry exam, you are a registered radiologic technologist, which allows you to use the RT after your name.

You renew your credentials annually, and it requires continuing education for renewal of your Registry credential.

What is the difference between being registered and certified?

Certification is the initial passing of the ARRT boards. Everyone who takes the Registry and passes is certified.

The Registry is the annual renewal procedure of acquiring CE, complying with ARRT rules and regulations, and complying with ARRT standards of ethics.

After I graduate, when should I start getting Continuing Education (CEs)?

When can I take another registry (mammography, CT, MRI, etc)?

Check the ARRT web site for the most current information on questions about certification and registration, www.arrt.org.

What about approval for continuing education credits?

The ASRT can give approval for category A credits for all states.

The OBMI can give category A approval credits only for people licensed in the state of Oregon.

The meeting you go to should list who has given credit for the meeting.

What does the word Skiagram mean and why is it used by OSRT?

The word "skiagram" was originally used for a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays). The OSRT called its publication The Skiagram to honor one of the original names used for an x-ray image.

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