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  • Monday, April 10, 2017 8:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    The South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists is hosting its 69th Annual Conference on April 27th – April 29th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn City Center in Downtown Sioux Falls. 

    This annual meeting is a gathering for continuing education and networking of radiologic technologists, students, educators and other medical professionals from all over South Dakota and the surrounding states.  Thursday starts the conference off with a golf tournament and presentations made by students studying radiologic sciences.  On Friday and Saturday we have a variety of motivational lectures, discussions on medical imaging topics and issues affecting the ever-changing world of healthcare.  We also invite you to enjoy all that Downtown Sioux Falls has to offer with our complimentary Trolley service on Friday evening after the banquet.  On Saturday we will offer two educational tracks to choose from: General/Advanced Imaging and Breast Imaging.  Check out the attached agenda to see the great list of speakers we’ve got lined up!

     

    Registration Information:

    ·         Registration is non-refundable, but may be transferred between technologists.
    ·         Registration deadline is April 7th, 2017.  A late registration fee of $35.00 will be charged for on-site registrations.

    Golf Registration Information:

    ·         Visit http://www.sdsrt.org/html/conferenceregistration.html to register online or mail in the attached form.

    Hotel Information:

    ·         The 2017 Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre at 100 W 8th St Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
    ·         Rooms have been reserved under the SD Society of Radiologic Technologists.  You must specify our group to get the SDSRT’s rate of $104.00/night + tax, and you must call the hotel directly at (605) 339-2000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY to make your reservation.
    ·         Hotel room reservation deadline is March 28th, 2017.

    ·         Make sure you tell the hotel you are with the South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists when making your reservation.

    Register today by mailing the attached form or online at: http://www.sdsrt.org/html/conferenceregistration.html

    We look forward to seeing you in Downtown Sioux Falls!

     

     

  • Friday, February 03, 2017 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Challenge each other and bring home the trophy!  See attached flyer for details!!

    Good Luck!

    MARS Service Achievement Activity Flyer.2017.pdf


    Members- feel free to collect tabs and help your alma mater win!!

  • Friday, February 03, 2017 1:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CALL FOR SPEAKERS!!  Through the MSRT there are many ways to contribute to your Professional Society. Are you looking for an opportunity to present in your area of expertise? 

    Please contact Scott Haglund at scotthaglund@gmail.com for more information. 

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:04 PM | Anonymous member

    MSRT North Region Spring Seminar 


    1-4pm Saturday April 29th, 2017

    Education Center 
    Sanford Bemidji Medical Center


    2 CE lectures

    MSRT open forum 
    Attend our morning MSRT Board meeting to learn more about the organization and how you can participate.

    Details on registration coming soon!




    Copy of MSRT SPRING SEMINAR.pdf

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:39 AM | Anonymous member

    X-ray Advisory Committee Agenda online

    Minnesota Department of Health sent this bulletin at 01/24/2017 09:26 AM CST

     

    The first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the X-ray Rules Revision of Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4732 will be held January 31, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

     

    This is a public meeting with limited seating. If you are interested in attending and observing the Advisory Committee Meeting, please contact Kelly Medellin at kelly.medellin@state.mn.us or 651-201-4568.

    X-ray Rules Revision Advisory Committee Meeting

    January 31, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm

    Minnesota Department of Health

    Orville Freeman Building, Room B149

    625 Robert Street North

    St. Paul, MN 55164


  • Friday, November 11, 2016 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello,


    My name is Crystal Bromeling, I would like to introduce myself as your MSRT President-Elect. I have been a technologist for over 12 years with seven years’ experience as an educator. About five years ago I made the professional decision to become a member of the MSRT as I wanted to be a role model to my students. I’ve learned that there are many areas of the profession that needs our attention. As your President-elect I want to make a difference in our state regarding medical imaging, and keeping the profession protected. I have been very passionate about our profession through my involvement with the ASRT Grassroots and the MSRT Legislative Committee. I am also the Awards Chair and a member of the Educators’ committee. There have been many great leaders that have been in this role prior to me, and I wish to following in their footsteps.


    Currently, I am the Radiologic Technology Program Director at Rasmussen College – Lake Elmo campus. I just launched a new Radiography program for Rasmussen College. This has been an up and down ride, this launch demonstrates my determination and passion for medical imaging.


    Join the MSRT and be part of history being made in our state and have your voice heard.


    Thank you,

    Crystal Bromeling, MBA, RT(R)(M)(ARRT)


  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:57 AM | Anonymous member

    The Minnesota Chapter 4732 X-ray Rule process is moving forward.  


    There is a modification summary posted on the Minnesota Department of Health website that outlines the changes that will be pursued at this time.  Take a moment to review this summary and contact the MDH with any suggestions or comments you may have x-rayrules@state.mn.us


    Next up in the process will be a review of this summary by a rule writing committee and the beginning of the rule drafting process.  


    Updates on this rule writing process will be made available on the MDH website, including meeting minutes from the rules drafting committee.


    As these rules directly affect our profession, the MSRT will be keeping a watch on this process and keeping membership informed.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016 8:37 AM | Anonymous member
    The Legislative Committee has built a new advocacy section of the MSRT website to house information on current advocacy efforts and to direct technologists toward valuable resources. Click on the Advocacy tab on the top menu to learn more about the issues currently facing our patients and our profession and find out how you can help make a difference!
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 2:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Legislative Committee Update


    Action Needed


    There is now an open comment period for the public on the Minnesota Department of Health rule revision process for Ionizing Radiation, Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4732.


    This is the Chapter that contains the majority of the rules that directly regulate our profession in MN, so we should be active in this process to ensure that the interests of the public and our profession are best being met.  You can submit any ideas you have for revisions to the rule here:


    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/radiation/xray/rules/xrayrulerev.html


    After this open period for comments, the drafting of the rules will begin.  There will be further opportunities to submit comments after the first draft is completed and again before it is finalized.  This entire process will likely take more than a year.


    The Legislative Committee will be monitoring this process, and will notify membership if there are any specific items that may require our attention.




  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ASRT Members:

    The recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to slash Medicare film-based x-ray payments by 20 percent will have unintended consequences on patient care. CMS omitted language in its proposed payment-reduction rule that would require registered radiologic technologists to perform all radiography procedures billed within the Medicare system. By leaving out a measure requiring registered radiologic technologists to perform procedures, CMS is conceding that uneducated, unqualified and unprepared personnel could perform radiologic technology duties.

    Submit your comments to ask CMS to include language in the proposal that would require that only registered radiologic technologists perform radiography procedures billed within the Medicare system. There are two proposed rules:  the physician fee schedule and hospital outpatient prospective payment system. Please submit comments for both proposals.

    Access the ASRT advocacy action center for comments you can customize and submit to CMS.

    The public comment period is open until Sept. 6, 2016.

    Thank you for taking the time to support your profession. By submitting comments to CMS, you’re taking an important step in making sure the federal government knows that only registered radiologic technologists who have the education, skills and experience necessary to ensure safe and accurate exams should perform medical imaging procedures.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Latimer, M.S.R.S, R.T.(R)
    ASRT President

     

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