National Radiologic Technology Week occurs annually in November, commemorating the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. This discovery led to his winning the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. This year, during the week of Nov. 8-14, we celebrate and salute the valuable contributions of radiologic technologists, technicians, assistants and radiation therapy professionals who play a vital role in large and small animal patient care at the Veterinary Medical Center.
Our radiology technologists and registered veterinary technicians within the radiology department operate state-of-the-art equipment including digital X-ray imaging, CT scans, sonography (ultrasound), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. They offer crucial, technical expertise in assisting our specialty and emergency services with diagnosing a variety of diseases.
The dedicated and talented VMC radiology technology team is comprised of three full-time and three part-time technologists; four veterinary technicians; two radiation therapy professionals; four veterinary assistants and two students, who are all dedicated to providing the best possible patient care across our large and companion animal hospitals. Radiologic Technologists earn their credentialing from the American Registry of the Radiologic Technologists.