Why Complete Six Hours of Professional Continuing Education
Professional licensure is a method of assuring the medical community and the public that the person performing their x-ray procedure is qualified by knowledge and skills to practice within the medical imaging profession. After initial licensure, advancing technology and changing job responsibilities may require NCT x-ray technicians to update their knowledge and skills consistent with any new developments in medical imaging. Continuing education provides a mechanism for NCT x-ray technicians (NCT’s) to fulfill their responsibility to maintain competence and prevent professional obsolescence. Participation in continuing education demonstrates accountability to peers, physicians, healthcare facilities, and to the public. It also reinforces the Code of Ethics jointly endorsed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). All NCT x-ray technicians that are licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services are required to complete six hours of continuing education. It is each x-ray tech’s obligation to stay up to date with the advancing technology. It is not difficult and can be completed in a classroom or as home study. Completing the required CEU’s is not only the responsible thing to do, it is the law.