The Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologist (MSRT) is a professional society supporting Medical Imaging professionals in Maryland. The society is an affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). ASRT is a national professional society representing more than 154,000 radiologic technologists including the state of Maryland.
The MSRT DOES NOT SUPPORT non-radiologic technologists performing radiologic procedures.
The MSRT believes any health care provider performing or administering radiation or performance of any fluoroscopic guided interventional procedures must be formally educated in radiation safety, protection and radiation physics and safe operation of fluoroscopy equipment and image acquisition.
As published in the ASRT Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology Practice Standards adopted by the ASRT House of Delegates, ASRT believes that radiologic technologist who have completed the appropriate primary certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist and have attained post-primary certification from ARRT in cardiac interventional radiology or who are certified by Cardiovascular Credentialing International as registered cardiovascular invasive specialist best demonstrate education preparation and clinical competency to assist the licensed practitioner in the performance of cardiovascular invasive procedures using fluoroscopy. As an affiliate of ASRT, MSRT follows the ASRT position statement of this issue.
Although the bill was withdrawn, the MSRT would request the Maryland Board of Physicians to seek further input from MSRT on this issue.