Letter from the ISSRT President

June 12, 2020

During these challenging times and in the midst of a global health crisis, who are our frontline heroes?

You might be surprised to learn that radiologic technologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

Chest x-rays and CT scans are critical diagnostic tools in identifying the pneumonia-like complications of coronavirus. When patients are placed on ventilators for breathing assistance, radiologic technologists perform imaging procedures so appropriate placement can be verified.

Each of these imaging procedures is performed by a professional known as a radiologic technologist. Radiation therapists are also essential
workers on the frontlines in the fight against cancer. Their work with oncology patients is crucial, and it continues every day, even during a pandemic.

So let’s give a big salute to the doctors, nurses and other hardworking health care professionals. But here’s a special tip of the hat to the more than 14,000 registered and certified radiologic technologists making a difference for patients every day in the state of Illinois.

To us, they’re unsung heroes, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for everything they do.

Patrick Murphy, President
Illinois Society of Radiologic Technologists
Member, American Society of Radiologic Technologists

The Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISSRT) is an organization whose mission is to lead and serve its members, the healthcare profession, and the public on all issues impacting the radiologic sciences.

The ISSRT achieves its mission by:

  • Promoting quality patient care
  • Strengthening professional standards by supporting legislative activities and healthcare initiatives
  • Supporting the professional development for radiologic technologists in all areas of the radiologic sciences
  • Upholding the profession’s code of ethics and increasing the profession’s image and reputation
  • Fostering relationships with healthcare institutions, physicians, and professionals with mutual interests advocating unity within the radiologic sciences
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Become a member of the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists and experience a vibrant communityessential tools, and exceptional leraning that will enhance every element of your professional development.

ISSRT Scholarships
Each year, the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists grants scholarships to student and technologist members who exert exemplary talent. Learn about the Elizabeth Bray and Regional scholarships, including the application and deadline.
Very Inspiring Professionals
The ISSRT has compiled lists of its Past Presidents, ASRT Fellows, and Lifetime Members as part of its website. These Very Inspiring Professionals have made major contributions to the ISSRT and the radiologic technology field.